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1. contingent

noun. ['kənˈtɪndʒənt'] a gathering of persons representative of some larger group.

Synonyms

  • gathering

Antonyms

  • centrifugal force
  • adduct

Etymology

  • contingens (Latin)

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Rhymes with Contingent

  • astringent
  • stringent

How do you pronounce contingent?

Pronounce contingent as kənˈtɪnʤənt.

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Sentences with contingent


1. Adjective
Many contracts already specify the sale is contingent on an appraisal.

2. Noun, singular or mass
You can even name his children as a third contingent beneficiary in case he predeceases you.

Quotes about contingent


1. Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq.
- Ron Lewis

2. Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
- Charles Baudelaire

3. Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
- Charles Baudelaire

2. contingent

adjective. ['kənˈtɪndʒənt'] determined by conditions or circumstances that follow.

Synonyms

  • contingent upon
  • contingent on
  • dependent on
  • conditional
  • dependent upon
  • dependant upon
  • depending on

Antonyms

  • civilian
  • pull
  • attract
  • centripetal force

Etymology

  • contingens (Latin)

3. contingent

adjective. ['kənˈtɪndʒənt'] possible but not certain to occur.

Antonyms

  • repulsion

Etymology

  • contingens (Latin)

4. contingent

adjective. ['kənˈtɪndʒənt'] uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances.

Antonyms

  • unqualified

Etymology

  • contingens (Latin)

5. contingent

noun. ['kənˈtɪndʒənt'] a temporary military unit.

Synonyms

  • force
  • military force
  • detail
  • military group

Antonyms

  • repel
  • abduct
  • refrain
  • decompress

Etymology

  • contingens (Latin)
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