Imminent vs Pending what difference

what is difference between Imminent and Pending

English

Etymology

From the present participle of Latin imminēre (to overhang), from mineō (“to project, overhang”), related to minae (English menace) and mons (English mount). Compare with eminent.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪmɪnənt/ or /ˈɪmənənt/

Adjective

imminent (comparative more imminent, superlative most imminent)

  1. about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won’t last long.

Usage notes

  • Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in dialects with the pin-pen merger, these become homophones. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent is also sometimes confused with immanent.
  • Said of danger, threat and death.

Synonyms

  • inevitable, immediate, impending; see also Thesaurus:impending

Derived terms

  • imminence
  • imminently

Related terms

  • eminent
  • prominent

Translations

Further reading

  • imminent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • imminent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • imminent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • miniment

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin imminēns (projecting, overhanging; threatening, menacing).

Adjective

imminent (masculine and feminine plural imminents)

  1. imminent

Derived terms

  • imminentment

Related terms

  • imminència

Further reading

  • “imminent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “imminent” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “imminent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “imminent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Latin imminēns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /i.mi.nɑ̃/

Adjective

imminent (feminine singular imminente, masculine plural imminents, feminine plural imminentes)

  1. imminent

Derived terms

  • expérience de mort imminente
  • imminemment

Further reading

  • “imminent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Verb

imminent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of immineō


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛndɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪŋ

Verb

pending

  1. present participle of pend

Adjective

pending (not comparable)

  1. Awaiting a conclusion or a confirmation.
  2. Begun but not completed.
  3. About to happen; imminent or impending.

Synonyms

  • (about to happen): impendent, in the offing, proximate; see also Thesaurus:impending

Translations

See also

  • impending

Preposition

pending

  1. While waiting for something; until.
    Pending the outcome of the investigation, the police officer is suspended from duty.
  2. During.
    Pending the investigation, the police officer is suspended from duty.

Translations


Indonesian

Etymology

From Minangkabau panding.

Noun

pending (first-person possessive pendingku, second-person possessive pendingmu, third-person possessive pendingnya)

  1. embossed plate of metal (e.g. gold or silver) covering a clasp through which a belt/girdle passes, worn as an ornament in front of the body.

Malay

Alternative forms

  • panding

Etymology

From Minangkabau panding.

Noun

pending (Jawi spelling ڤنديڠ‎, plural pendingpending, informal 1st possessive pendingku, impolite 2nd possessive pendingmu, 3rd possessive pendingnya)

  1. embossed plate of metal (e.g. gold or silver) covering a clasp through which a belt/girdle passes, worn as an ornament in front of the body.

Descendants

  • Thai: ปั้นเหน่ง

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