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sinkage

[sing-kij] /ˈsɪŋ kɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act, process, amount, or degree of sinking.
2.
a surface sunk for decorative effect.
3.
Printing.
  1. the lowering of the first line of body text on a page from its usual position, as at the beginning of a chapter.
  2. the amount of such lowering.
Origin of sinkage
1880-1885
1880-85; sink + -age
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  • It was over, and all that could be noted was a sinkage in the ground where the ancient pit had been.

    Queen Sheba's Ring H. Rider Haggard
  • A writer whose reminiscences have been recently published describes briefly the aspect of the place after the sinkage.

British Dictionary definitions for sinkage

sinkage

/ˈsɪŋkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(rare) the act of sinking or degree to which something sinks or has sunk
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