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contingent (kəntin´jənt),

adj dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur.
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Russia paid in as her contingent the enormous sum of 368,733 roubles.
Each one brought forward his own contingent of particular facts; Barbicane and Nicholl always serious, Michel Ardan always enthusiastic.
We are so much accustomed to see differences in structure between the embryo and the adult, and likewise a close similarity in the embryos of widely different animals within the same class, that we might be led to look at these facts as necessarily contingent in some manner on growth.
Applause, and a round of "wunderschoning" and "prachtvolleying" from the German contingent.
Two streams of people filled the sidewalks--the home-hurrying, and that restless contingent that abandons home for the specious welcome of the thousand-candle-power
Certain contingent funds of the nation were devoted to the unearthing of the M.
You purchased a contingent reversion with it," the Marquis said darkly.
But as her father when they had been to a brilliant reception at Mrs Merdle's, harped at their own family breakfast-table on his wish to know Mr Merdle, with the contingent view of benefiting by the advice of that wonderful man in the disposal of his fortune, she began to think it had a real meaning, and to entertain a curiosity on her own part to see the shining light of the time.
There is exceedingly mild porter, sir, in the immediate vicinity, and the contingent advantages are extraordinary.
Independently of the original and individual contribution of each writer, there are collective contingents.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The evolution and growth of contingent workforce management strategies and its impact on human resource and procurement departments will set the stage for this year's Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Summit, an annual conference from Staffing Industry Analysts.
A Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contingent of 176 participants from across Canada proudly overcame a major physical challenge by crossing the finish line today after partaking in the 97th annual International Four Days MarchesNijmegen.

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