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1Hanging down or overhanging.‘pendent catkins’
hanging, suspended, supported from above, dangling, pendulous, drooping, droopy, flaccid, swinging, swaying, trailing, flowing, falling, tumblingView synonyms
- ‘Community Support for older people under the 2005 scheme - Personal telephone alarm with pendent panic button.’
- ‘Assistance if now available locally to any group or individual making an application for the pendent alarm.’
- ‘At one minute you are struggling for space, and suddenly you emerge upon a Gothic-looking hall, full of gracefully pendent stalactites.’
- ‘Personal telephone alarm with pendent panic button applications must be in by May 17th.’
- ‘The plants creep over the bark substrate and sometimes have elongate irregularly branched pendent branches.’
2Remaining undecided; pending.‘the use of jurisdiction to decide pendent claims’
- ‘Additionally, they assert jurisdiction for their common-law tort claims under principles of pendent and ancillary jurisdiction.’
(especially of a sentence) incomplete; not having a finite verb.
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