pendent

[pen-duhnt]
adjective Also, pendant.
1.
hanging or suspended: a pendent lamp.
2.
overhanging; jutting; projecting: pendent cliffs.
3.
undecided; undetermined; pending: a lawsuit that is still pendent.
noun

Origin:
1275–1325; < Latin pendent- (stem of pendēns), present participle of pendēre to hang; replacing Middle English pendaunt < Anglo-French (Old French pendant), present participle of pendre < Latin pendēre; see pendant

pendently, adverb
nonpendent, adjective
nonpendently, adverb
semipendent, adjective
unpendent, adjective

pendant, pendent, pennant, pundit.
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pendent (ˈpɛndənt)
 
adj
1.  dangling
2.  jutting
3.  (of a grammatical construction) incomplete: a pendent nominative is a construction having no verb
4.  pending a less common word for pending
 
n
5.  a variant spelling of pendant
 
[C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant]
 
'pendency
 
n
 
'pendently
 
adv

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pendent
c.1600, respelling of M.E. pendaunt "hanging, overhanging" (see pendant) on model of its L. original, pendentem (nom. pendens), prp. of pendere "to hang."
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Example sentences
Here were lengths of wall in slabs of purple sandstone, some carved and others plain, all plumed with pendent ferns.
Pendent type heads may be used where necessary due to spacing, location, and position requirements.
The erect to pendent inflorescence arises laterally from the base of the pseudobulb.
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