[pen-den-tiv] /pɛnˈdɛn tɪv/
any of several spandrels, in the form of spherical triangles, forming a transition between the circular plan of a dome and the polygonal plan of the supporting masonry.
any of several masonry devices, as squinches or trompes, for forming a transition between a circular or polygonal construction, as a dome or lantern, and supporting masonry of a different plan.
functioning as, or substituting for, a pendentive:
any of four triangular sections of vaulting with concave sides, positioned at a corner of a rectangular space to support a circular or polygonal dome
1727, from French pendentif (mid-16c.), from Latin pendentem (nominative pendens) “hanging,” present participle of pendere “to hang” (see pendent (adj.)).
[pen-duh-ret-skee; Polish pen-de-rets-kee] /ˌpɛn dəˈrɛt ski; Polish ˌpɛn dɛˈrɛts ki/ noun 1. Krzysztof [kshish-tawf] /ˈkʃɪʃ tɔf/ (Show IPA), born 1933, Polish composer. /Polish pɛndɛˈrɛtski/ noun 1. Krzystof (ˈkʃiʃtɔf). born 1933, Polish composer, noted for his highly individual orchestration. His works include Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima for strings (1960), Stabat Mater (1962), Polish Requiem […]
[pen-ding] /ˈpɛn dɪŋ/ preposition 1. while awaiting; until: pending his return. 2. in the period before the decision or conclusion of; during: pending the negotiations. adjective 3. remaining undecided; awaiting decision or settlement; unfinished: pending business; pending questions; pending litigation. 4. about to take place; impending. [pend] /pɛnd/ verb (used without object) 1. to remain […]
[pen-dl-tuh n] /ˈpɛn dl tən/ noun 1. a city in N Oregon. 2. a male given name.
/ˌpɛndəʊˈliːnəʊ/ noun 1. an Italian high-speed tilting train, now used in several countries