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indentation

[in-den-tey-shuh n] /ˌɪn dɛnˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a cut, notch, or deep recess:
various bays and indentations.
2.
a series of incisions or notches:
the indentation of a maple leaf.
3.
a notching or being notched.
4.
indention (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; indent1 + -ation
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indentation

/ˌɪndɛnˈteɪʃən/
noun
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.
Also called indention, 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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Word Origin and History for in dentation

indentation

n.

1728, of margins or edges, extended form of indent (n.). Meaning "action of making a dent or impression" is from 1847.

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in dentation in Medicine

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

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in dentation in Culture

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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