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English definition of “pending”


/ˈpendɪŋ/ formal
while waiting for something to happen or be decided: Shares in the internet group were suspended at 0.14p, pending an announcement about the proposed merger.
(Definition of pending preposition from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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