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1pending

preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

: while waiting for (something)

Full Definition of PENDING

1
:  during
2
:  while awaiting <pending approval>
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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

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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
PENDING Defined for Kids

1pending

preposition pend·ing \ˈpen-diŋ\

Definition of PENDING for Kids

:  while waiting for <He's in jail pending a trial.>

2pending

adjective

Definition of PENDING for Kids

:  not yet decided <The lawsuit is pending.>

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