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Being about to occur; impending.
near at hand; impending.
[1585–95; < Latin]
im•pend′ence, im•pend′en•cy, n.
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|Adj.||1.||impendent - close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"|
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"