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Main Entry: 1conĚtinĚgent
Pronunciation: kschwan-primarystresstin-jschwant
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English contingent "uncertain," from early French contingent "touching, happening," derived from Latin contingere "to have contact with, affect, happen" --related to CONTACT, CONTAGIOUS
: depending on something else <plans contingent on the weather>
- conĚtinĚgentĚly adverb

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