Meaning of “pending” in the English Dictionary

"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 /ˈpendɪŋ/ us 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 /ˈpendɪŋ/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)