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pending

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈpen·dɪŋ/
about to happen or waiting to happen: His application for citizenship was still pending.

pending

preposition  us   /ˈpen·dɪŋ/
until after: Flights were suspended pending an investigation of the crash.
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