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pendent

[pen-duh nt] /ˈpɛn dənt/
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.
4.
noun
5.
Origin
1275-1325
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
Related forms
pendently, adverb
nonpendent, adjective
nonpendently, adverb
semipendent, adjective
unpendent, adjective
Can be confused
pendant, pendent, pennant, pundit.
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British Dictionary definitions for un pendent

pendent

/ˈpɛndənt/
adjective
1.
dangling
2.
jutting
3.
(of a grammatical construction) incomplete a pendent nominative is a construction having no verb
4.
a less common word for pending (sense 2), pending (sense 3)
noun
5.
a variant spelling of pendant
Derived Forms
pendency, noun
pendently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant
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Word Origin and History for un pendent
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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