Associations to the word «Contingent»


CONTINGENT, noun. An event which may or may not happen; that which is unforeseen, undetermined, or dependent on something future; a contingency.
CONTINGENT, noun. That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a suitable share; proportion.
CONTINGENT, noun. (military) A quota of troops.
CONTINGENT, adjective. Possible or liable, but not certain to occur; incidental; casual.
CONTINGENT, adjective. (with upon) Dependent on something that is undetermined or unknown.
CONTINGENT, adjective. Dependent on something that may or may not occur.
CONTINGENT, adjective. Not logically necessarily true or false.
CONTINGENT CLAIM, noun. (finance) A claim that can be made when certain specified outcomes occur. It depends on the state of nature of the financial claim.
CONTINGENT REMAINDER, noun. (legal) An interest in property that is owned by a party that can not be identified until the interest vests.
CONTINGENT REMAINDERS, noun. Plural of contingent remainder

Dictionary definition

CONTINGENT, noun. A gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics".
CONTINGENT, noun. A temporary military unit; "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent".
CONTINGENT, adjective. Possible but not certain to occur; "they had to plan for contingent expenses".
CONTINGENT, adjective. Determined by conditions or circumstances that follow; "arms sales contingent on the approval of congress".
CONTINGENT, adjective. Uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances; "the results of confession were not contingent, they were certain"- George Eliot.

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