Definitions English

  • Liable to occur but not with certainty; possible: "All salaries are reckoned on contingent as well as on actual services” ( Ralph Waldo Emerson).
  • Dependent on conditions or occurrences not yet established; conditional: arms sales contingent on the approval of Congress. See Synonyms at dependent.
  • Happening by chance or accident; fortuitous. See Synonyms at accidental.
  • Logic True only under certain conditions; not necessarily or universally true: a contingent proposition.
  • An event or condition that is likely but not inevitable.
  • A share or quota, as of troops, contributed to a general effort.
  • A representative group forming part of an assemblage.