Definition of indentation in English:


Syllabification: in·den·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌindenˈtāSHən


  • 1The action of indenting or the state of being indented: paragraphs are marked off by indentation an indentation for each change of speaker
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    • The First Folio edition indicates text to be sung through indentation and italic typeface, though apparently not with absolute consistency.
    • Use curly brackets and indentation to keep track of what you have assumed.
    • The page is manipulated as a visual space to the extent most word processors allow, with varied patterns of indentation and spacing.
  • 2A deep recess or notch on the edge or surface of something: the indentation between the upper lip and the nose
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    • Where the craft landed were scorch marks and the deep indentations in the ground showed it was a heavy, sizeable besigheid.
    • To this day, one can stretch one's fingers and thumb to fit the indentations on its smooth surface.
    • Apart from a few small cuts and a deep indentation in the skin where it was pressed against the floorboard, I was fine.
    hollow, depression, dip, dent, indent, cavity, concavity, pit, trough; dimple, cleft; nick, notch, groove; impression, imprint, mark; recess, bay, inlet, cove

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