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Meaning of word contingent from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

contingent   noun

Meaning : A gathering of persons representative of some larger group.

Example : Each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics.

Meaning : A temporary military unit.

Example : The peacekeeping force includes one British contingent.

Synonyms : detail

contingent   adjective

Meaning : Possible but not certain to occur.

Example : They had to plan for contingent expenses.

Meaning : Being determined by conditions or circumstances that follow.

Example : Arms sales contingent on the approval of congress.

Synonyms : contingent on, contingent upon, dependant on, dependant upon, dependent on, dependent upon, depending on

Meaning : Uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances.

Example : The results of confession were not contingent, they were certain.