contingent

[ kuh n-tin-juh nt ]
/ kənˈtɪn dʒənt /

adjective

noun

Origin of contingent

1350–1400; late Middle English (present participle) (< Middle French) < Latin contingent- (stem of contingēns, present participle of contingere), equivalent to con- con- + ting-, variant stem of tangere to touch + -ent- -ent

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British Dictionary definitions for contingent

contingent

/ (kənˈtɪndʒənt) /

adjective

noun

Derived Forms

contingently, adverb

Word Origin for contingent

C14: from Latin contingere to touch, fall to one's lot, befall; see also contact
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