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    Question How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    I am typing our board minutes.
    My boss used the following sentenace:


    We will wait to see what will happen with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done. We will wait for the whole thing to process.

    I do not know if I am spelling the word correctly. But I think he is using this word ABENDS as to terminate the tier system at a government agency.

    Maybe I could use another word? Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMay View Post
    I am typing our board minutes.
    My boss used the following sentenace:


    We will wait to see what will happen with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done. We will wait for the whole thing to process.

    I do not know if I am spelling the word correctly. But I think he is using this word ABENDS as to terminate the tier system at a government agency.


    Maybe I could use another word? Any suggestions?
    No results for Abends

    Abends Definition | Definition of Abends at Dictionary.com

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMay View Post
    I am typing our board minutes.
    My boss used the following sentenace:


    We will wait to see what will happen with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done. We will wait for the whole thing to process.

    I do not know if I am spelling the word correctly. But I think he is using this word ABENDS as to terminate the tier system at a government agency.

    Maybe I could use another word? Any suggestions?

    Try "are in abeyance".

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Noun: abend a'bend
    (computer science) ABnormal END or termination of program execution
    Derived forms: abends



    it's a term used in computers,and it just means that a program has abruptly crashed, therefore, these 2 sentences :

    In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done.

    MEANS THE SAME THING, don't use them both !!!!

    also it's:

    We will wait to see what happenS with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime(COMMA here) all of the tiers are in abends.


    you don't say, I will see what will happen, you already said "will", why saying it twice in the same sentence

    right way: I will see what happenS




    p.s. abend means night, in German, as well

    as in, "Goten Abend" (which means good evening)
    Last edited by loui; 12-Oct-2009 at 21:49.

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by loui View Post
    Noun: abend a'bend
    (computer science) ABnormal END or termination of program execution
    Derived forms: abends



    it a term used in computers, just means that a program has abruptly crash, therefore, these 2 sentences :

    In the meantime all of the tiers are in abends. The whole process has stopped where it is. It is done.

    MEANS THE SAME THING, don't use them both !!!!

    also it's:

    We will wait to see what happenS with the First District Court of Appeal. In the meantime(COMMA here) all of the tiers are in abends.


    you don't say, I will see what will happen, you already said "will", why saying it twice in the same sentence

    right way: I will see what happenS




    p.s. abend means night, in German, as well
    It still is a rare and specialised word for a particular usage. It seems unlikely to be used in the context provided, where a misheard "abeyance" would make sense.

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by loui View Post
    p.s. abend means night, in German, as well

    as in, "Goten Abend" (which means good evening)
    Not quite. It means evening, and you say "Guten Abend".

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    Talking Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Kätzchen View Post
    Not quite. It means evening, and you say "Guten Abend".
    yeah, well don't be so picky LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Try "are in abeyance".
    Yes, he is using the word that way.

    Thanks for the word abeyance.

    I guess I could use the word suspended.

    They would both mean the same thing?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How do you spell the word: ABENDS ???

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMay View Post
    Yes, he is using the word that way.

    Thanks for the word abeyance.

    I guess I could use the word suspended.

    They would both mean the same thing?

    Thanks.

    Yes - it would be fine, providing you are not required to do an accurate transcription of the statement.

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