pending | pendi ng |
adjectiveawaiting decision or settlement : nine cases were still pending.• about to happen; imminent : with a presidential election pending, it would be wrong to force the changes through now | the pending disaster.
prepositionuntil (something) happens or takes place : they were released on bail pending an appeal.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: anglicized spelling of French pendant ‘hanging.’
C, W, B & L |Claire, Wiktor, Bruno, Lise | A Dialogue
Pending means something is ambiguous. It does not look quite right. You don’t think it is going to stand up. Where is the point of gravity? Let’s do a staircase opposite a staircase. We need an angle so that people can stand underneath. Oh I wouldnt want to stand underneath that structure. Oh ok, but we designed it. It looks quite fragile.