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contingent (kəntin´jənt),

adj dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur.
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In ceremonies at AFP headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on Friday the 135-strong contingent led by Col.
The 19th Philippine contingent to Haiti, composed of Philippine Air Force personnel, returned home on Monday after a yearlong deployment.
During their stint in Haiti, the contingent provided administrative, security and clerical services, transport, VIP security and perimeter defense.
Furthermore, the use of contingents is increasing in Europe and elsewhere.
People work as contingents for a variety of reasons.
People also work as contingents after they have retired from a full-time job in order to earn additional income and to improve or update skills (Caudron, 1994a; Kirkpatrick, 1988; Phillion & Brugger, 1994).
NEW YORK -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH) has reached a comprehensive agreement with the New York Attorney General and the Superintendent of Insurance for New York to resolve issues raised by the industry-wide investigation into contingent commissions.
clients who retained Willis to place insurance between January 1, 2001 and December 31, 2004, which resulted in contingent commissions.
These include the ban on contingent commissions, which Willis announced in October 2004, as well as the implementation of a number of practices reflected in the Willis Client Bill of Rights that Willis issued in July 2004, including:
The myth of a contingent work force masks a hidden agenda.
The piece claims that contingent workers account for a third of all workers, up from a quarter in 1988, and that "their ranks are growing so quickly they're expected to outnumber permanent full-time workers by the end of the decade.
Although wrenching change is transforming the American workplace and the human toll is enormous, the contingent work force is a myth.