Meaning of contingent
Pronunciation: (kun-tin'junt), [key]
- dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often fol. 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: contingent occurrences.
- (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; contingency.
- contingent (Thesaurus)