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pendent

[ pen-duhnt ]
/ ˈpɛn dənt /
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adjective Also pendant.
hanging or suspended: a pendent lamp.
overhanging; jutting; projecting: pendent cliffs.
undecided; undetermined; pending: a lawsuit that is still pendent.
noun
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Origin of pendent

1275–1325; <Latin pendent- (stem of pendēns), present participle of pendēre to hang; replacing Middle English pendaunt<Anglo-French (Old French pendant), present participle of pendre<Latin pendēre;see pendant

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pendent

pendant, pendent , pennant, pundit
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British Dictionary definitions for pendent

pendent
/ (ˈpɛndənt) /

adjective
dangling
jutting
(of a grammatical construction) incompletea pendent nominative is a construction having no verb
a less common word for pending (def. 2), pending (def. 3)
noun
a variant spelling of pendant

Derived forms of pendent

pendency, nounpendently, adverb

Word Origin for pendent

C15: from Old French pendant, from pendre to hang; see pendant
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