Pendent vs Hanging - What's the difference?

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Pendent is a synonym of hanging.


As adjectives the difference between pendent and hanging

is that pendent is dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended while hanging is suspended.

As nouns the difference between pendent and hanging

is that pendent is while hanging is (uncountable) the act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).

As a verb hanging is

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Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

pendent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended.
  • * 1936 , Djuna Barnes, Nightwood , Faber & Faber 2007, p. 71:
  • The doctor's head [...] was framed in the golden semi-circle of a wig with long pendent curls that touched his shoulders
  • * 1986 , Bryant W Rossiter, Roger C Baetzold, Investigations of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • An interesting development has been the analysis of the image of a pendent drop by a video digitizer.
  • pending in various senses.
  • either hanging in some sense, or constructed of multiple elements such as the voussoirs of an arch or the pendentives of a dome, none of which can stand on its own, but which in combination are stable.
  • incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
  • (label) Projecting over something; overhanging.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • ----

    hanging

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Suspended.
  • The hanging vines made the house look older than it was.
  • (chess, of a piece) Unprotected and exposed to capture.
  • Derived terms

    * hanging garden * hanging loop * hanging participle

    Noun

    (wikipedia hanging)
  • (uncountable) The act of hanging a person (or oneself) by the neck in order to execute that person (or to commit suicide).
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1728 , chapter = The Atheist, or, the Second Part of the Solider's Fortune , title = The Works of Mr. Thomas Otway , volume = 2 , first = Thomas , last = Otway , authorlink = Thomas Otway , location = London , page = 37 , url = http://books.google.com/books?id=yF1AAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA37 , passage = No, Sir, 'tis fear of Hanging . Who would not ?teal, or do Murder, every time his Fingers itch'd at it, were it not for fear of the Gallows? }}
    Hanging is the punishment for one convicted of war crimes, there.
  • (countable) A public event at which a person is hanged.
  • The hanging of the bandits was attended by the whole village.
  • (countable) Anything wide, high and rather thin that is hung as a decorative element (such as curtains, gobelins, wallpaper or posters).
  • The various hangings on that Christmas tree look nice.
  • (uncountable) The way in which hangings (decorations) are arranged.
  • I dislike the cramped hanging in the gallery of 18th century painters.

    Synonyms

    * (execution) (l)

    Derived terms

    * wall hanging

    See also

    * , portiere