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"pending" in British English

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pendingadjective

uk   us   /ˈpen.dɪŋ/
about to ​happen or ​waiting to ​happen: There were ​whispers that a ​deal was pending. The pending ​releases of the ​prisoners are ​meant to ​create a ​climate for ​negotiation.

pendingpreposition

uk   us   /ˈpen.dɪŋ/ formal
used to say that one thing must ​wait until another thing ​happens: The ​identity of the four ​people was not made ​public, pending (the) ​notification of ​relatives. Flights were ​suspended pending (an) ​investigation of the ​crash.
(Definition of pending from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pending" in American English

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pendingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpen·dɪŋ/
about to ​happen or ​waiting to ​happen: His ​application for ​citizenship was still pending.

pendingpreposition

 us   /ˈpen·dɪŋ/
until after: Flights were ​suspended pending an ​investigation of the ​crash.
(Definition of pending from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pending" in Business English

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pendingadjective

uk   us   /ˈpendɪŋ/ formal
waiting to be decided or ​approved: The ​appeal is still pending.
waiting to ​happen: pending case/deal/lawsuit His ​representative was not ​free to comment on the pending ​case.
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pendingpreposition

uk   us   /ˈpendɪŋ/ formal
while waiting for something to ​happen or be decided: Shares in the ​internetgroup were ​suspended at 0.14p, pending an announcement about the ​proposedmerger.
(Definition of pending from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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