[kuh n-tin-juh nt] /kənˈtɪn dʒənt/
dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon):
Our plans are contingent on the weather.
liable to happen or not; uncertain; possible:
They had to plan for contingent expenses.
happening by chance or without known cause; fortuitous; accidental:
Logic. (of a proposition) neither logically necessary nor logically impossible, so that its truth or falsity can be established only by sensory observation.
a quota of troops furnished.
any one of the representative groups composing an assemblage:
the New York contingent at a national convention.
the proportion that falls to one as a share to be contributed or furnished.
something contingent; .
when postpositive, often foll by on or upon. dependent on events, conditions, etc, not yet known; conditional
(logic) (of a proposition) true under certain conditions, false under others; not necessary
(in systemic grammar) denoting contingency (sense 4)
(metaphysics) (of some being) existing only as a matter of fact; not necessarily existing
happening by chance or without known cause; accidental
that may or may not happen; uncertain
a part of a military force, parade, etc
a representative group distinguished by common origin, interests, etc, that is part of a larger group or gathering
a possible or chance occurrence
late 14c., from Old French contingent or directly from Latin contingentem (nominative contingens) “happening, touching,” present participle of contingere “to touch” (see contact). The noun is from 1540s, “thing happening by chance;” as “a group forming part of a larger group” from 1727.
[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s] /kənˈtɪn yu əs/ adjective 1. uninterrupted in time; without cessation: continuous coughing during the concert. 2. being in immediate connection or spatial relationship: a continuous series of blasts; a continuous row of warehouses. 3. Grammar. (def 7). /kənˈtɪnjʊəs/ adjective 1. prolonged without interruption; unceasing: a continuous noise 2. in an unbroken series […]
[kon-truh-band] /ˈkɒn trəˌbænd/ noun 1. anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported. 2. goods imported or exported illegally. 3. illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling. 4. International Law. . 5. (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines. adjective 6. prohibited from export or […]
[noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division […]
[kuh n-trak-choo-uh l] /kənˈtræk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or secured by a . /kənˈtræktjʊəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or assured by a contract adj. 1827, from Latin contractus (see contract (n.)) + -al (1).