plural of contingent
as in delegations
a body of persons chosen as representatives of a larger group the local Scout troop traditionally sends a large contingent to the jamboree

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as in events
something that might happen officials in charge of managing the national emergency tried to prepare for every contingent, no matter how improbable

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“Contingents.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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