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pen·dent 1also pen·dant (pĕn′dənt)
1. Hanging down; dangling; suspended.
2. Projecting; overhanging.
3. Awaiting settlement; pending.
[Middle English pendant (influenced by Latin pendēns, pendent-, present participle of pendēre, to hang), from Old French; see pendant1.]
Variant of pendant1.
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3. (Grammar) (of a grammatical construction) incomplete: a pendent nominative is a construction having no verb.
a variant spelling of pendant
[C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant]
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adj. Also, pendant.
1. hanging or suspended.
2. overhanging; jutting.
3. (esp. of a lawsuit) undecided; pending.n.
[1400–50; late Middle English pendaunt pendant; sp. with e (since c1600) < Latin pendēns, present participle of pendēre to hang]
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|Noun||1.||pendent - an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)|
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
necklace - jewelry consisting of a cord or chain (often bearing gems) worn about the neck as an ornament (especially by women)
|2.||pendent - branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling|
lighting fixture - a fixture providing artificial light
|Adj.||1.||pendent - held from above; "a pendant bunch of grapes"|
supported - held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"
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a. [hanging] pendiente, colgante, suspenso-a, dependiente; [waiting] pendiente.
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