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  • 1 pendent — pen·dent / pen dənt/ adj [Middle French pendant suspended, present participle of pendre to hang, ultimately from Latin pendēre] 1: remaining undetermined: pending (1) a pendent suit 2: of, relating to, or being the basis of pendent jurisdiction… …

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  • 2 Pendent — Pend ent, a. [L. pendens, entis, p. pr. of pendere to hang, to be suspended. Cf. {Pendant}.] 1. Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf. The pendent world. Shak. [1913 Webster] Often their tresses, when… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 pendent — pendent:⇨schwebend(1) …

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  • 4 pendent — (adj.) c.1600, respelling of M.E. pendaunt hanging, overhanging (see PENDANT (Cf. pendant)) on model of its L. original, pendentem (nom. pendens), prp. of pendere to hang …

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  • 5 pendent — *suspended, pendulous …

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  • 6 pendent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) hanging down. 2) pending. DERIVATIVES pendency noun …

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  • 7 pendent — [pen′dənt] adj. [ME pendaunt: see PENDANT] 1. hanging; suspended 2. overhanging 3. undecided; pending n. PENDANT pendently adv …

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  • 8 Pendent — Relating to the triangular segments composing the structure of a dome, something pendent may be viewed as any member of a support system (i.e: a section of a dome; or, organically, a parent/guardian in a nuclear family).A pendent most often… …

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  • 9 pendent — pendently, adv. /pen deuhnt/, adj. Also, pendant. 1. hanging or suspended: a pendent lamp. 2. overhanging; jutting; projecting: pendent cliffs. 3. undecided; undetermined; pending: a lawsuit that is still pendent. 4. impending. n. 5. pendant.… …

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  • 10 pendent — 1. pendènt prép. pendent. voir mentre, enterin, entanto 2. pendènt m. pendent d oreille …

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  • 11 pendent — or pendant adjective Etymology: Middle English pendaunt Date: 14th century 1. jutting or leaning over ; overhanging < a pendent cliff > 2. supported from above ; suspended < icicles pendent from the eaves > 3. remaining undeter …

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  • 12 pendent — adjective literary or technical 1 hanging from something: a pendent lamp 2 sticking out beyond a surface: pendent ledges of rocks …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 pendent — pendant, pendent, pennant The noun pendant means ‘a hanging jewel or ornament’ or in nautical use ‘a short rope hanging from the head of a mast’; the adjective pendent means ‘hanging or overhanging’ and has a few technical uses. A pennant is a… …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 pendent — adjective /ˈpɛndənt/ Dangling, drooping or suspended. The doctors head [...] was framed in the golden semi circle of a wig with long pendent curls that touched his shoulders [...] …

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  • 15 pendent — See pendant, pendent, pennant …

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  • 16 pendent — pen|dent [ˈpendənt] adj literary or technical [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: pendant hanging (13 20 centuries), from French ( PENDANT); influenced by Latin pendens, present participle of pendere ( PENDANT)] hanging from something ▪ a pendent lamp …

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  • 17 pendent — adjective the tree s pendent catkins Syn: hanging, suspended, dangling, pendulous, pensile, pendant, drooping, droopy, trailing …

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  • 18 pendent — pendulous / pendent [adj] hanging dangling, dependent, drooping, pending, pendulant, pensile, suspended, swinging; concepts 485,584 …

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  • 19 pendent — adj. (also pendant) 1 a hanging. b overhanging. 2 undecided; pending. 3 Gram. (esp. of a sentence) incomplete; not having a finite verb (pendent nominative). Derivatives: pendency n. Etymology: ME (as PENDANT) …

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  • 20 pendent — adj. [L. pendere, to hang] Hanging; suspended from above; pendulous adj …

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