Definition of hanging indent in English:

hanging indent

Syllabification: hang·ing in·dent

noun

Indentation of a paragraph in which all lines except the first are indented.
More example sentences
  • It is easier to look for a particular reference in a list of hanging paragraphs than in a list of ordinary paragraphs.
  • This method obviously fails if no break occurs in subsequent lines, but it works for the common, idiomatic use of hanging paragraphs in manual pages.
  • This made it very easy to create very nice bullet lists, and the user never had to worry about ‘negative indents’ and hanging paragraphs and stuff like that.

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