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Meaning of INDENTATION

Pronunciation:  `inden'teyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
  2. [n]  the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  3. [n]  the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  4. [n]  a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
 

INDENTATION is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: indent, indenture, indenture, pitting, roughness
 
 See Also: blank space, change of shape, cleft, concave shape, concavity, corroding, corrosion, erosion, incurvation, incurvature, notch, place, space

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`den*ta"tion\, n.
1. The act of indenting or state of being indented.

2. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything;
   as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.

3. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.

4. (Print.)
   (a) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a
       little distance within the flush line of the column or
       page, as in the common way of beginning the first line
       of a paragraph.
   (b) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one
       em, or of two ems.

{Hanging}, or {Reverse}, {indentation}, indentation of all
   the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full
   line.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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