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noun [countable]     contingent pronunciation in British English
/kənˈtɪndʒ(ə)nt/
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pluralcontingents
  1. 1
    a group of soldiers, police, vehicles etc from a particular place, forming part of a larger group

    France has the largest peacekeeping contingent of any nation.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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