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as in:  the Canadian contingent

The peacekeeping force includes a British contingent.
  a group of people acting for or representing a larger group with whom they have something in common — such as a squad of soldiers who are sent to do a job or members of a group who are sent to represent the larger group at a convention
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contingent contingents
Strongly Associated with:   contingency
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  • The peacekeeping force includes a British contingent.
  • Each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics.
  • They left a small headquarters contingent behind as they moved out.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • Then the Rum Alley contingent turned slowly in the direction of their home street.
    Crane, Stephen  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

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  • The marshal, a Count Rostov, hasn’t sent half his contingent.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • Applause, and a round of "wunderschoning" and "prachtvolleying" from the German contingent.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
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Associated words [difficulty]:   contingent [5] , contingency [3]
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