pending

[pen-ding]
preposition
1.
while awaiting; until: pending his return.
2.
in the period before the decision or conclusion of; during: pending the negotiations.
adjective
3.
remaining undecided; awaiting decision or settlement; unfinished: pending business; pending questions; pending litigation.
4.
about to take place; impending.

Origin:
1635–45; pend + -ing2, on the model of French pendant (see pendent)

nonpending, adjective
unpending, adjective

pending, impending.
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pend

[pend]
verb (used without object)
1.
to remain undecided or unsettled.
2.
to hang.
3.
Obsolete. to depend.

Origin:
1490–1500;Latin pendēre to be suspended, hang, depend

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pend (pɛnd)
 
vb
1.  to await judgment or settlement
2.  dialect to hang; depend
 
n
3.  (Scot) an archway or vaulted passage
 
[C15: from Latin pendēre to hang; related to Latin pendere to suspend]

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

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pending
1642, "during, in the process of," prep. formed from root of Fr. pendant "during," lit. "hanging," prp. of pendere "to hang, to suspend" (see pendant). Meaning patterned on a secondary sense of L. pendente "not decided," lit. "hanging," in legal phrase pendente lite "while
the suit is pending." Use of the prp. before nouns caused it to be regarded as a preposition.
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Example sentences
State Department-issued warnings pending at press time.
That case has been pending nearly three years.
There are several arms control negotiations pending.
In December 1997 he ordered the wolves' removal from the park, but stayed the
  order pending an appeal.
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