1. contingent, gathering, assemblage

usage: a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"

2. contingent, detail, military unit, military force, military group, force

usage: a temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"


1. contingent, possible (vs. impossible)

usage: possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses"

2. contingent, contingent on(predicate), contingent upon(predicate), dependent on(predicate), dependant on(predicate), dependent upon(predicate), dependant upon(predicate), depending on(predicate), conditional (vs. unconditional)

usage: determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"

3. contingent, uncertain (vs. certain)

usage: uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot

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