in dentation


a cut, notch, or deep recess: various bays and indentations.
a series of incisions or notches: the indentation of a maple leaf.
a notching or being notched.
indention ( defs 1, 2 ).

1715–25; indent1 + -ation Unabridged
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indentation (ˌɪndɛnˈteɪʃən)
1.  a hollowed, notched, or cut place, as on an edge or on a coastline
2.  a series of hollows, notches, or cuts
3.  the act of indenting or the condition of being indented
4.  indention, Also called: indent the leaving of space or the amount of space left between a margin and the start of an indented line

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1728, extended form of indent (n.).
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indentation in·den·ta·tion (ĭn'děn-tā'shən)
A notch, a pit, or a depression.

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indentation definition

A space left between the left-hand margin of a line of type or handwriting and the beginning of a sentence or quotation. The beginning of a paragraph is usually indented.

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