from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Liable but not certain to occur; possible.
- adjective Dependent on other conditions or circumstances; conditional: synonym: dependent.
- adjective Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable: synonym: accidental.
- adjective Logic True only under certain conditions; not necessarily or universally true.
- noun A group or detachment, as of troops or police, assigned to aid a larger force.
- noun A representative group that is selected from or part of a larger group.
- noun An event or condition that is likely but not inevitable.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Not existing or occurring through necessity; due to chance or to a free agent; accidentally existing or true; hence, without a known or apparent cause or reason, or caused by something which would not in every case act; dependent upon the will of a human being, or other finite free agent.
- Dependent upon a foreseen possibility; provisionally liable to exist, happen, or take effect in the future; conditional: as, a contingent remainder after the payment of debts; a journey contingent upon the receipt of advices; a contingent promise.
- noun An event dependent either upon accident or upon the will of a finite free agent; an event not determinable by any rule.
- noun That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a quota; specifically, the share or proportion of troops to be furnished by one of several contracting powers; the share actually furnished: as, the Turkish contingent in the Crimean war.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Possible, or liable, but not certain, to occur; incidental; casual.
- adjective Dependent on that which is undetermined or unknown.
- adjective (Law) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur.
- noun An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
- noun That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion; esp., a quota of troops.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
eventwhich may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependenton something future; a contingency.
- noun That which falls to one in a
divisionor apportionmentamong a number; a suitable share; proportion;
- noun military a
Possibleor liable, but not certainto occur; incidental; casual.
Dependenton something that is undeterminedor unknown.
- adjective Dependent on something that may or may not occur.
- adjective Not
logicallynecessarily true or false.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
- adjective determined by conditions or circumstances that follow
- adjective possible but not certain to occur
- noun a temporary military unit
- adjective uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Thus the soul is, on one side, linked to the unchangeable and the eternal, being formed of that ineffable element which constitutes the _real_ or _immutable Being_, and on the other side, linked to the sensible and the contingent, being formed of that element which is purely _relative_ and _contingent_.
And if there is such an idea as the idea of a contingent being ” if ˜contingent being™ is a meaningful phrase ”, then there would seem to be such an idea as the complement of that idea, the idea of a necessary being, the idea of a being of which it is false that it might not have existed.
The term "contingent resources" is a broader description of potentially recoverable volumes than proved, probable and possible reserves, as defined by the SEC regulations.
Horowitz argues that the term "contingent" is outdated and should no longer be used to describe workers.
This contingent is ably represented, this time out, by Marta Salij of the Detroit Free Press and Tom Deveson of the Times.
FINNEGAN: A lot of people now then are part of what you describe as the contingent workforce.
The Boston contingent is looking for a nice dinner spot near the Brooklyn Lyceum.
We keep reading that the female hunting contingent is increasing, while the male hunting contingent is decreasing in our population.
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A memorial service is planned at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Edmeston Union Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by members of American Legion and VFW posts, and a contingent from the state Military Forces Honor Guard.