What word can I use to describe that a set of submissions of an assignment are pending review. I want the shorter word.

Right now I say: '8 pending review'

But that is too long. I would like to use just one word. What could be a shorter way to convey the same meaning?

It is going to be a simple label in a web application, so it doesn't need to be a full phrase.

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    Why the downvotes? If you have issues, expose them here as comments so I can address them and write a better question. – Nerian Jun 26 '12 at 13:14
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    My down vote is because your question is asking for something that almost certainly won't help anybody else. – Matt E. Эллен Jun 26 '12 at 13:31
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    @MattЭллен That's a reason that I really disapprove. You can vote for close if something is too localized, but which one fits: "it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet" None of them. I understand the issue behind that question and it isn't worth any downvote (for the reason you gave). It's another thing if the question is good or not from another point of view, but the reason you gave does not really exists. – Em1 Jun 26 '12 at 13:39
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    @Em1 unfit questions get down votes from me. I've also voted to close. – Matt E. Эллен Jun 26 '12 at 13:43
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    Related question: english.stackexchange.com/q/23775/18655 – JLG Jun 26 '12 at 14:04

After seeing your comment to Hugo's answer that you believe the concept of "review" is essential, it's hard to see how you'll get a phrase that fully expresses the idea and is shorter than "pending review". Yes, if you write just "Pending" you lose the idea of "review". You could write "Review", but then you lose the idea of "pending". I don't know of any single short English word that means "pending review".

The reason we have adjectives and adverbs is because it's impractical to have a different noun or verb to express every possible combination of attributes. Two words is often as concise as it's going to get.

  • That is a fair issue. I am inclined to use 'ready to review', since that conveys the action that I want the user to perform and also the state of the task. Thanks! – Nerian Jun 26 '12 at 14:16

If "pending review" is too long, simply say "pending":

8 pending

  • I want the focus on the Review part, because pending could be confusing. I was considering using 'reviewable'. Does that sound good in english? – Nerian Jun 26 '12 at 12:54
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    @Nerian You should've add that important point into the question. I don't think that there will be any good solution regarding that condition. Reviewable might be possible, but I'm not sure if it still thave the same connotation and also it is not really shorter. – Em1 Jun 26 '12 at 13:44

There are eight submissions still to review, so just say that.

  • 8 to review

Since this is prior to review, you could say "unreviewed."

Or if the review will result in acceptance, you could say "unaccepted." If the review will result in approval, you could say "unapproved."


You can use "awaiting" or "in line". Eg,

  • 8 awaiting

  • 8 in line

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