Definition of 'contingent'
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Given had expected a large contingent of away fans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And then there was the smaller contingent who answered no. Christianity Today (2000)But doing so means a lot more than modest airstrikes and a small contingent of special forces. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The income should be contingent on people making a contribution either by paid work or some public endeavour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The British contingent was almost wiped out in one afternoon. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeThe club's large loan contingent will also be hungry to prove themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We've got a strong racing contingent out here. The Sun (2012)The arrival of a small British contingent offers neither. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In a time of financial constraint, how can they warrant such a large contingent? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Elsewhere there was a small contingent of Spaniards. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was the British press contingent holed up in a nearby hotel asking how he was coping. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Germans comprised the largest contingent heading to Dignitas. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The bias in favour of the former is a matter of history and ideology and any normative judgement must remain contingent on other circumstances. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)But there was little for the large contingent of visiting fans to shout about in a turgid first 40 minutes. The Sun (2006)A small contingent remains under the Nato umbrella. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The UK contingent is the largest but we have many players from other continents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A large contingent of police was deployed at the terminal and the players were whisked away to a waiting car at a back door. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The White House is thought to favour a far smaller contingent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of those very, very rare moments when a large contingent of the audience at a gig will be there to see the bass player. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Britain will have the largest contingent of forces for what is the British military's biggest training exercise. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A smaller contingent supported joining Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The British contingent numbered 27,000 men. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)If he is to show his mettle he cannot make military action contingent on a friendly nod from the Butcher of Damascus. Times, Sunday Times (2014)London and Baghdad have failed to finalise a deal to enable a contingent of British forces to continue training and support operations. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is both always true - uncertainty is a property of the future rather than a contingent fact - and also not true at all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'contingent'
British English: contingent NOUN
A contingent of police, soldiers, or military vehicles is a group of them.
...a large contingent of troops.
Definition of contingent from the Collins English Dictionary
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