pending

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1pend·ing

preposition \ˈpen-diŋ\

: while waiting for (something)

Full Definition of PENDING

1
:  during
2
:  while awaiting <pending approval>

Examples of PENDING

  1. He is being held in jail pending trial.
  2. She received a four-year sentence and is currently out on bail pending appeal.

Origin of PENDING

French pendant, from present participle of pendre
First Known Use: 1642

Related to PENDING

Rhymes with PENDING

2pending

adjective

: not yet decided or acted on

: happening or likely to happen soon

Full Definition of PENDING

1
:  not yet decided :  being in continuance <the case is still pending>

Examples of PENDING

  1. The results of the investigation are pending.
  2. There are lawsuits pending against the company.

First Known Use of PENDING

1797

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