contingent contingent  /kən ˈtɪn dʒənt/


  1. (n) a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
  2. (n) a temporary military unit
  3. (adj) possible but not certain to occur
  4. (adj) determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
  5. (adj) uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances


  • My going to Malaysia is contingent on getting the visa on time.


  1. Track. Eight Jayhawks to Compete at USA Track & Field Championships

    The Jayhawk men's and women's track & field teams will send a strong contingent to the USA Senior and Junior Championships this week in Des Moines, Iowa. The meet will feature hundreds of the nation's tops athletes at both the junior and senior levels and will include eight athletes from the University of Kansas.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Kansas Jayhawks

  2. Tee Times: Kevin Ollie, Warde Manuel, George Blaney Among UConn Contingent at Travelers Pro Am

    Here are some Travelers tee times for the UConn contingent at the Pro Am on Wednesday. Kevin Ollie will be teeing off bright and early, at 7:30 a.m. with Jonaz Blizt, Warde Manuel and UHart women’s coach Jennifer Rizzotti at the 10th tee. Geno Auriemma, George Blaney, who retired last week, and John Green will tee [...]        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Hartford Courant


    Governor Jerry Brown's insider contingent at Sempra Energy got bigger last week with the announcement that his sister, former California Treasurer Kathleen Brown, had joined the board of the San Diego-based utility giant, which owns SDG&E and the Southern California Gas Company.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader


  1. "His indication was they were interested in Ricky," Steinberg said. "The spirit of the discussion was welcoming. It was a very similar discussion to what you would have regarding a draft choice or any returning player. The only contingent was...
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: Leigh Steinberg Source: Forbes

  2. "It's a pity that some of our partners, instead of helping, are in fact trying to get in the way," Putin said at a Cabinet meeting. "I mean among other things the United States airlifting Georgia's military contingent from Iraq effectively...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I really want to see the G20 agree on how go forward; it is important that we try to be collegial," Mr. Flaherty said Monday after a speech to Wall Street analysts at the Canadian consulate. "I like the contingent capital idea, but I...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Jim Flaherty Source: Globe and Mail

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