Definition of pending adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpendɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpendɪŋ//
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  1. 1waiting to be decided or settled Nine cases are still pending. a pending file/tray (= where you put letters, etc. you are going to deal with soon)
  2. 2going to happen soon synonym imminent An election is pending in Italy. his pending departure
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: anglicized spelling of French pendant ‘hanging’.
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