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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontingentcon‧tin‧gent1 /kənˈtɪndʒənt/ ●○○ adjective formal  DEPEND/IT DEPENDSdepending on something that may happen in the future syn dependentcontingent on/upon Further investment is contingent upon the company’s profit performance.
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contingentCompounds of limitation are derived at three different levels, from limitations which are continuous, contextual, and contingent.It is a necessarily existing source of all actuality, which actualises a subset of possibilities by a contingent act of will.Congressional Republicans have made an increase in the debt ceiling contingent on a balanced budget agreement to their liking.There are two other contingent relations which should be mentioned at this stage.The physical realm is the realm of contingent, temporal, concrete and fuzzy particulars.The exchange was contingent upon planning permission for building being given on the vacated site.Secondly, the integrity of pastoral systems and management processes is contingent upon their being reflected in all aspects of school management.contingent on/uponCongressional Republicans have made an increase in the debt ceiling contingent on a balanced budget agreement to their liking.The allocation of publicly funded places in long-term care is contingent upon assessment in the future.Erb's promotion was contingent upon finishing her a university degree.The price can also be immediate, deferred or contingent upon future results.It is important to emphasize any explanation of the foot soldiers is highly contingent upon the environment in which they are operating.Furthermore, future international progress towards peace seemed likely to remain contingent on the strength and durability of the Uprising.Secondly, the integrity of pastoral systems and management processes is contingent upon their being reflected in all aspects of school management.The latest sale is contingent on to Dallas-based Empire completing financial arrangement, Ladd said.
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contingentcontingent2 noun [countable]  1 GROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people who all have something in common, such as their nationality, beliefs etc, and who are part of a larger group Has the Scottish contingent arrived yet?2 PMAa group of soldiers sent to help a larger groupcontingent of A large contingent of troops was dispatched.GRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Contingent is usually followed by a singular verb: A large contingent of fans is travelling to the game.In British English, you can also use a plural verb: A large contingent of fans are travelling to the game.
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contingentAt the time he commanded a contingent of Katangese levies and about twenty white mercenaries at Watsa.There was a large American contingent, including the Olympic bronze medallist, Thomas Jefferson.Lack of Administrative Communication Job anxieties within the entire contingent continued, and dissatisfaction mounted.If there was a substantial homosexual contingent at any one mass, it was composed of fairly discrete people.His own contingent grew and when the shanyu died, he led his people off.A second contingent of base personnel departed early Monday morning.It is this prospect that has prompted trade union leaders with a public-sector contingent to be wary about the single currency project.A small contingent of English fans had made the trip to Sydney to support their team.A small contingent of members were given the option of running either 15 or 21 miles.Not surprisingly, there was a large student contingent at the demonstration.The trouble between Alan and the university contingent begins almost immediately.contingent of troopsThe entrance was barred by a contingent of troops.One day soon afterwards, Lily and I stood and watched a contingent of troops marching through the streets.On election day, the regime brought contingents of troops into the city to vote for its candidates.
From Longman Business Dictionarycontingentcon‧tin‧gent /kənˈtɪndʒənt/ adjective1be contingent on/ upon something if one thing is contingent upon another, the second thing must happen in order for the first thing to happen or existFurther investment is contingent upon the company’s profits continuing to grow at the present rate.2HUMAN RESOURCES contingent work is done for a company by people who do not have a permanent contract with the company SYN casualContingent work is disproportionately performed by the young or old, women, and people of color.3HUMAN RESOURCES contingent workers do work for a company but do not have a permanent contract SYN casualUnlike regular employees, contingent workers usually receive no health care, no benefits, and have no job security.
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