• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pendent held from above "a pendant bunch of grapes"
    • n pendent branched lighting fixture; often ornate; hangs from the ceiling
    • n pendent an adornment that hangs from a piece of jewelry (necklace or earring)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pendent Jutting over; projecting; overhanging. "A vapor sometime like a . . . pendent rock."
    • Pendent Supported from above; suspended; depending; pendulous; hanging; as, a pendent leaf. "The pendent world.""Often their tresses, when shaken, with pendent icicles tinkle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pendent Hanging; suspended; pendulous.
    • pendent Jutting over; overhanging; projecting: as, a pendent rock.
    • pendent In botany, hanging on its stalk or support with the apex pointed vertically downward, as a flower or fruit.
    • pendent A pendentive.
    • n pendent See pendant.
    • pendent Grammatically incomplete. Also pendant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pendent hanging: projecting: supported above the ground or base:
    • adj Pendent (bot.) hanging downwards, as a flower or a leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pendens, -entis, p. pr. of pendere, to hang, to be suspended. Cf. Pendant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pendant, pr.p. of pendre, to hang—L. pendens, -entispr.p. of pendēre, to hang.


In literature:

Having accomplished their undertaking, they were returning, each bringing, pendent by the legs, a flopping fowl.
"The Drummer Boy" by John Trowbridge
She had the heavy, slightly pendent lower lip that goes with much pouting.
"The Winning Clue" by James Hay, Jr.
Foxskins were attached pendent to the backs of their girdles.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
One limb, cased in silk, had fallen over the selvage of her pendent couch, and hung negligently down.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
Many of its strange pendent flower-spikes almost reached the ground.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
In her left hand she held a piece of parchment, with large red seals pendent from it.
"A Stable for Nightmares" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The season of grapes was shortly past; but here and there large clusters were still pendent on the bough.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
Then she seized hold of the pendent casimere and dragged away with a hearty good-will.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
Hahn's horse was standing there obediently with pendent reins anchoring it!
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
One of the most interesting of the vault forms is the dome-vault, a shallow dome with continuous pendentives.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
They kneel beneath the three-and-forty pendent lamps of gold and silver.
"Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land" by Henry Van Dyke
In the pendentives are seated figures of the four Evangelists.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
Attached to one side of the basin is a pendent head resembling that of a serpent or a turtle.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
From the sides of black granite hung pendent icicles, sometimes slender and isolated, sometimes grouped in fanciful clusters.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
The large soft leaves and the pendent moss of the oaks were gray with dust, but the shade was cool and delicious.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Stalactites, resplendent with seeming jewels, hung pendent from the ceiling.
"An Artist in Crime" by Rodrigues Ottolengui
And still the flower glowed, and still the arm hung pendent and quasi-paralyzed at his side.
"A Transient Guest" by Edgar Saltus
In the most typical examples the dome or cupola rests on four pendentives.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Another was fixing a leather apron with pendent thongs; he stood up and tried it on.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Maude called, but he took no notice, only walked solemnly about the room with his vanquished enemy pendent from his grinning mouth.
"Lady Maude's Mania" by George Manville Fenn

In poetry:

And pendent in the purple
Of heaven, like fireflies,
Bubbles of gold the great stars blew
From windows of the skies.
"Under The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein
And lightly floats the pendent vine,
That swings beneath her slender bow,
Arch answering arch,--whose rounded line
Seems mirrored in the wreath below.
"A Roman Aqueduct" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Around the sandy hollows on the heath
The blackberry vines in prickly clusters run,
And hang, a pendent hedge, where pools beneath
Lie winking in the sun.
"Four Miles From Any Town" by David Gow
Now spins around In whirls profound;
Now whelm'd, now pendent near the clouds;
Now, stunn'd, it reels 'Midst thunder's peals;
And now fierce lightning fires the shrouds.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Then Fame, her clarion pendent at her side,
Shall seek forgiveness of Ophelia's shade;
"Why has such worth, without distinction, died?
Why, like the desert's lily, bloom'd to fade?"
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
VIII. Or when the roving moon-beam seem'd to gather
From every shutting rose its pendent dew,
And heartless joys with flaunting sun-beam wither,
Softly I hum'd my pensive song to you.
"The Spanish Guitar" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

I remember, as a child, learning from my mother how to discern the crest of the tufted titmouse, the rasping chatter of a house wren and the pendent nest of an oriole.
The system includes a pre-assembled AquaFlex Series AQB (braided) or Series AQU (corrugated) system featuring a broad line of recessed and concealed pendent sprinklers as well as short and long elbow reducers.

In science:

In particular, the “environment ” for errors in one gate is inde pendent of that in another.
Randomized Benchmarking of Quantum Gates
Since u is a pendent vertex of G[S ∪ {q}], G[X ] is connected; therefore X is indecomposable.
A Method of Classifying Simple Laced Root Systems
The last section will introduce the concept of constantflux (CF) states and describe the self-consistent time-inde pendent approach to describe random lasing modes at threshold as well as in the multimode regime.
Modes of Random Lasers
We will also use the following concentration bound which is also called method of bounded pendent random variables.
Quasirandom Rumor Spreading
These results suggest that the “pulsation power ” is time-de pendent.
Asteroseismology of the ZZ Ceti star HS 0507+0434B
There exists a non-unique finite region and two linearly inde pendent translations such that the set of all images of the region, when acted upon by the group generated by these translations, reproduces the original con figuration , which is assumed to be in finite in all directions for convenience.
Isonemal prefabrics with only parallel axes of symmetry
As discussed in Appendix C, there are eight inde pendent gauge-field interactions that arise at dimension six.
New lattice action for heavy quarks
But a lot more information, e.g. flavor dependent energy spectra of the neutrinos, clues to th e unknown neutrino parameters, and some signatures of stellar dynamics, is encoded in a flavor de pendent way. A detailed treatment of neutrino mixing is required to extract that information.
Physics and Astrophysics Opportunities with Supernova Neutrinos
Let Φ be a compatible tee-family. A twain ∧ ⊂ Φ will be called pendent, or, shortly, p-twain, if it belongs to a trey ⊤ ⊂ Φ and the top of ∧ is an end vertex of Φ.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
If the ends of a tee θ are bottom vertices of a pendent twain ∧ ⊂ Φ and the center of θ is a center vertex of Φ, then θ is compatible with Φ. (3) Let ⊤1 6= ⊤2 be two treys such that S (⊤1) ∩ S (⊤2 ) 6=
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
Pendent nec-tees Below we shall keep the notation of lemma 8.4 for vertices of Ψ(θ). A nec -tee will be called pendent if it is not a side tee of a contained in Φ pyramid.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
So, by the blocking rule, ϑ belongs to Φ. (4) Let θ = ⌊E , A|C ⌉ and θ ′ = ⌊E , A′ |C ′ ⌉ be pendent tees and C 6= C ′ .
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
According to assertion (4) of this corollary, all pendent nec -tees rooted at E have the common center vertex.
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
If Φ is a tee-cluster, then this casing belongs to Φ (see lemma 8.9 below). A nec -tee will be called a pyt-connective (resp., pt-connective ) at E if it is lateral for a rooted at E p-twain and simultaneously a side tee for PE (resp., a rooted at E nec –pendent tee if PE =
Assembling Lie Algebras from Lieons
For any preemptive job-level fixed-priority and request-de pendent algorithm A and anyA-feasible asynchronous arbitrary deadlinesystem τ uponm unrelatedprocessors the schedule is periodicwith a period equal to P.
Exact Feasibility Tests for Real-Time Scheduling of Periodic Tasks upon Multiprocessor Platforms