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English definition of “contingent”

contingent

noun [group]     /kənˈtɪndʒənt/
SIMILAR PEOPLE a group of people from the same country , organization , etc who are part of a much larger group Groups of people
MILITARY FORCES a group of soldiers who are part of a larger military group Parts of armies and groups of servicemen
(Definition of contingent noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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