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contingent

noun [group]
 
 
/kənˈtɪndʒənt/
SIMILAR PEOPLE a group of people from the same country, organization, etc who are part of a much larger groupGroups of people
MILITARY FORCES a group of soldiers who are part of a larger military groupParts of armies and groups of servicemen
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