Translation of contingent in Spanish:


contingente, n.

Pronunciation /kənˈtɪndʒənt/ /kənˈtɪndʒ(ə)nt/

See Spanish definition of contingente


  • 1

    contingente masculine


  • 1

    to be contingent on sth estar supeditado a algo
    depender de algo
    • Thus the truth we establish is contingent on the circumstances.
    • Whether the net effect is to maintain existing cell size, increase it or reduce it is not part of the theory, but contingent on ecological circumstances.
    • Although such a strategy is undoubtedly conceptually attractive, it appears likely that its value in a given circumstance will be contingent on several factors.
    • Our Army's battlefield success is contingent on the right information reaching the right soldier at the right time.
    • The only thing the lawyer can make contingent on the success of the suit is her fee.
  • 2

    • Thus a reference to a singular contingent fact to explain why you never succeed in killing your younger self seems not to fulfil the requirement of being an explanation.
    • That stones released near the surface of the Earth invariably travel downwards is a contingent fact that could conceivably have been otherwise.
    • For example, it is necessarily true that all ravens can be black, but it is only a matter of contingent fact that all ravens examined have been black.
    • But these merely contingent facts have no bearing on the question of whether the paradox has any logical force.
    • How might a contingent fact be known on the basis of nothing empirical?
    • Even the notions we perceive as a priori true may be contingent upon our perceptual framework.
    • That this is the medium of philosophy is not just a contingent fact about philosophy.
    • It was a contingent fact - not an a priori truth - that they were not.
    • Explanations of the origins of capitalism have thus far taken its advent in Western Europe as a given rather than a contingent fact to be explained.
    • Where are the historical and contingent facts?
    • For Zahar, the apparent difference between mass and energy arises from the contingent fact that our senses perceive mass and energy differently.
    • For Pelagius, sin and evil were a contingent, non-necessary fact.
    • Hence, God is a logically contingent being and so could have not-existed.
    • Claims to the effect that actual people know actual facts about the world are contingent propositions about the world.
    • For some of those who deny dualism and uphold monism claim that their monism is a contingent truth: that it is true, but it might not have been.
    • We use them in arguing from contingent premises about which we are often less than completely certain.
    • The connections are of logical entailment rather than contingent association.
    • For example, ‘Unicorns exist’ is a contingent proposition.
    • The empirical and contingent conditions of effective agency set the terms of permissibility because it is through effective agency that autonomy is expressed (made real).
    • And since this law must have no content provided by sense or desire, or any other contingent aspect of our situation, it must be universal.