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English definition of “pending”

pending

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

pending

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