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Definition of contingent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a group of people at a meeting or an event who have something in common, especially the place they come from, that is not shared by other people at the event The largest contingent was from the United States. A strong contingent of local residents was there to block the proposal.
  2. 2a group of soldiers that are part of a larger force the French contingent in the U.N. peacekeeping force
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