Meaning of pending

pend•ing

Pronunciation: (pen'ding), [key]
— prep.
  1. while awaiting; until: pending his return.
  2. in the period before the decision or conclusion of; during: pending the negotiations.
—adj.
  1. remaining undecided; awaiting decision or settlement; unfinished: pending business; pending questions; pending litigation.
  2. about to take place; impending.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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