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pend·ing

 (pĕn′dĭng)
adj.
1. Not yet decided or settled; awaiting conclusion or confirmation.
2. Impending; imminent.
prep.
1. While in the process of; during.
2. While awaiting; until.

[French pendant, pendant, pending (from Old French; see pendant1) + -ing.]
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pending

(ˈpɛndɪŋ)
prep
while waiting for or anticipating
adj (postpositive)
1. not yet decided, confirmed, or finished: what are the matters pending?.
2. imminent: these developments have been pending for some time.
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pend•ing

(ˈpɛn dɪŋ)

prep.
1. while awaiting; until: pending his return.
2. during: pending the trial.
adj.
3. awaiting decision or settlement.
4. about to happen; impending.
[1635–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pending - awaiting conclusion or confirmation; "business still pending"
unfinished - not brought to an end or conclusion; "unfinished business"; "the building is still unfinished"
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pending

adjective
1. undecided, unsettled, in the balance, up in the air, undetermined The cause of death was listed as pending.
2. forthcoming, imminent, prospective, impending, in the wind, in the offing Customers have been inquiring about the pending price rises.
preposition
1. awaiting, until, waiting for, till The judge has suspended the ban, pending a full inquiry.
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Translations
lahtineotsustamatapoolik
avoinolevaratkaisematontulossa olevavireillä
in afwachting

pending

[ˈpendɪŋ]
A. ADJpendiente
to be pendingestar pendiente or en trámite
and other matters pendingy otros asuntos todavía por resolver
B. PREP pending the arrival ofhasta que llegue ...
pending your decisionmientras se decida usted
he has been suspended pending further investigationha sido suspendido en espera de que continúe la investigación
C. CPD pending tray Ncajón m de asuntos pendientes
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pending

[ˈpɛndɪŋ]
prepen attendant
adjen suspens
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pending

adjanstehend; lawsuitanhängig; “pending”„unerledigt“; to be pending (decision etc) → noch anstehen; (trial) → noch anhängig sein; he knew my examination was pendinger wusste, dass meine Prüfung bevorstand; four more charges are pending against hergegen sie sind noch vier weitere Klagen anhängig; to leave something pendingetw nicht weiterverfolgen; the offer is left pending until the examination results are knownüber das Angebot wird erst entschieden, wenn die Prüfungsergebnisse bekannt sind
prep pending his arrival/returnbis zu seiner Ankunft/Rückkehr; pending a decisionbis eine Entscheidung getroffen worden ist
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pending

[ˈpɛndɪŋ]
1. adjin sospeso
2. prepin attesa di
pending the arrival of → in attesa dell'arrivo di
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pendent

, pending
a. [hanging] pendiente, colgante, suspenso-a, dependiente; [waiting] pendiente.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pending

adj pendiente
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References in classic literature ?
That, pending the arrival of this period, an income of six hundred pounds was to be paid to him by his two Trustees, half-yearly--at Christmas and Midsummer Day.
She maintained this belligerent attitude for several days, during which time a series of informal negotiations were pending, and wide alarm spread over the island.
My informer said that they lay now in one of the many buried dungeons of the palace where they had been placed pending a decision as to their fate by the tyrant of the north.
Pending these investigations, I meditated on the great city in the midst of which I sat.
But he kept his affection for certain poets of the graver, not to say gloomier sort, and he must have suffered his children to read them, pending that great question of their souls' salvation which was a lifelong trouble to him.
Pending that event, the next thing to do was to find the guests.
An im- pending splendor could be seen in the eastern sky.
Her father was a retired admiral, with sufficient influence to have had a sinecure made by a Conservative government expressly for the maintenance of his son pending alliance with some heiress.
It was accordingly ordered to be prepared, and pending its preparation the red-nosed man and Mrs.
Legree, like many other planters, had but one form of ambition,--to have in the heaviest crop of the season,--and he had several bets on this very present season pending in the next town.
He walked back discontentedly; and so fell into his father's clutches, totally unprepared for the pending announcement, in that formidable quarter, of his departure for London.
German Socialism forgot, in the nick of time, that the French criticism, whose silly echo it was, presupposed the existence of modern bourgeois society, with its corresponding economic conditions of existence, and the political constitution adapted thereto, the very things whose attainment was the object of the pending struggle in Germany.