Definition of Contingent:

  1. A group of people united by some common feature, forming part of a larger group.

  2. Occurring or existing only if (certain circumstances) are the case; dependent on.

  3. Having a cause-and-effect (causal) relationship with the occurrence of something else. See also conditional and provisional.

  4. Subject to chance.

Synonyms of Contingent

Dependent, Conditional, Accessory, Accident, Accidental, Addendum, Addition, Additional, Adjunct, Adscititious, Adventitious, Adventure, Age group, Aleatory, Allotment, Allowance, Appendage, Appurtenance, Appurtenant, Ascititious, At issue, Auxiliary, Band, Based on, Battalion, Bevy, Big end, Bigger half, Bit, Bite, Body, Boxed in, Brigade, Brushing, Budget, Bunch, Cabal, Cast, Casual, Casualty, Causeless, Chance, Chance hit, Chancy, Chunk, Circumscribed by, Circumstantial, Clique, Cogitable, Cohort, Collateral, Coming, Coming to be, Commission, Company, Complement, Component, Conceivable, Conceivably possible, Conditional, Conditioned, Contacting, Contingency, Contingent on, Corps, Coterie, Covey, Crew, Cross section, Crowd, Cut, Deal, Dependent, Dependent on, Depending, Depending on, Depending on circumstances, Destinal, Destiny, Detachment, Detail, Dicey, Dividend, Division, Dole, End, Equal share, Event, Eventual, Eventuality, Eventuation, Extra, Faction, Fatal, Fate, Fatidic, Final, Fleet, Fluke, Fluky, Fortuitous, Fortuity, Fraction, Freak accident, Gang, Glancing, Grazing, Group, Grouping, Groupment, Half, Halver, Hap, Happening, Happenstance, Hazard, Hedged about by, Helping, Hinging on, Humanly possible, Iffy, Imaginable, Impingent, Impinging, In contact, In question, In suspense, In the balance, In-group, Incidence, Incident to, Incidental, Incidental to, Indeterminate, Indirect, Inessential, Installment, Interest, Item, Junta, Last, Likely, Long odds, Long shot, Lot, Lucky shot, Materialization, Measure, Meed, Meeting, Mere chance, Mess, Mob, Modicum, Moiety, Movement, Nonessential, Not-self, Nudging, Occasional, Odd, Open, Osculatory, Other, Out-group, Outfit, Pack, Parcel, Part, Particular, Party, Peer group, Pendent, Pending, Percentage, Phalanx, Piece, Platoon, Plausible, Portion, Posse, Possible, Potential, Predicated on, Probable, Proportion, Provisional, Quadrant, Quantum, Quarter, Quota, Rake-off, Random sample, Ration, Realization, Regiment, Relative, Reliant, Remainder, Revolving on, Risky, Rubbing, Salon, Sample, Sampling, Secondary, Section, Sector, Segment, Set, Share, Slice, Small share, Squad, Stable, Stake, Steady, Stock, String, Subdivision, Subgroup, Subject to, Subsidiary, Subspecies, Superadded, Superaddition, Superfluous, Supervenient, Supplement, Supplemental, Supplementary, Suspenseful, Tangent, Tangential, Team, Thinkable, Touching, Tribe, Troop, Troupe, Turning on, Ultimate, Unanticipated, Uncaused, Uncounted, Undecided, Undetermined, Unessential, Unestablished, Unexpected, Unfixed, Unforeseeable, Unforeseen, Unlooked-for, Unpredictable, Unsettled, Untold, Up for grabs, Wing, Group, Party, Body, Band, Set, Chance, Accidental, Fortuitous, Possible, Unforeseen, Unforeseeable, Unexpected, Unpredicted, Unpredictable, Unanticipated, Unlooked-for

How to use Contingent in a sentence?

  1. The contingent nature of the job.
  2. A contingent of Japanese businessmen attending a conference.
  3. Resolution of the conflict was contingent on the signing of a ceasefire agreement.

Meaning of Contingent & Contingent Definition