Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- IPA: /kən.ˈtɪn.dʒənt/
contingent (plural contingents)
- An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
- That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion;
- (military) a quota of troops.
that which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number
- Possible or liable, but not certain to occur; incidental; casual.
- (with upon) Dependent on something that is undetermined or unknown.
- The success of his undertaking is contingent upon events which he can not control.
- Dependent on something that may or may not occur.
- a contingent estate
- Not logically necessarily true or false.
Derived terms 
possible, liable, incidental, casual
dependent on something unknown
dependent on something that may or may not occur
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Related terms 
- contingent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- contingent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- contingent at OneLook Dictionary Search
- third-person plural future active indicative of contingō