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English definition of “pending”

pending

preposition     /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.Until a particular moment
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