- It begins with a line containing ‘help’, followed by a number of lines of help text that are indented two spaces from the help line.
- However, indenting a line with any whitespace means that it continues the data from the previous line.
- It is traditional to place extra colons at the beginning and end of each field when they are given on separate lines, as in this example, with all continuation lines indented by a tab.
- The Brinell hardness test consists in indenting the metal surface with a 10-mm-diameter steel ball at a load of 3,000 kg mass.
- To measure the complex microrheology of the cells, beaded probes were used to indent the surface at a specified location on each cell.
- The Giant's Causeway is off the north coast and Belfast Lough indents the south-east coastline.
- There was no question of indents or authorities to be consulted before delivering, and the system worked well.
- The indent, in effect, became a series of indents for planning future movements of trade goods and supplies, and related trading activities.
- Physical inventories were recorded annually (1 June), and served as the starting point for the indents.
- While typing text, this program automatically indents for you.
- Visually, I want the terms to appear a bit like the headings so I have given them a small, negative text indent and the same color as the headings.
- Type ‘set shiftwidth = 4’ to make all indentation commands use a four-space indent.
- The man pointed a mittened hand deeper into the indent in the rock walls.
- There was a deep indent in the cement, however there was nothing in the hole.
- With the side of your hand make a deep indent into each ball of dough slightly off centre.
- The Commission possesses two kinds of judicial powers, which are based on the first indent to Article 211.
- The indents which follow include a reference to telecommunication services.
- They shall take all appropriate measures they deem necessary to prevent any indirect discharge of substances in list I due to activities other than those mentioned in the second indent.
late Middle English (as a verb in the sense 'give a zigzag outline to, divide by a zigzag line'): from Anglo-Norman French endenter or medieval Latin indentare, from en-, in- 'into' + Latin dens, dent- 'tooth'.
Although their meanings have in common an idea of a gap or notch, there are two completely unrelated words indent in English. One, meaning ‘to make a dent or impression in’, is formed directly from dent (Middle English) ‘a hollow made by a blow or pressure’, which is a variant form of dint. The other goes back to Latin dens ‘tooth’, the source of dental (late 16th century) and related words. Its first meaning was ‘to give a zigzag outline to’, like a set of sharp teeth. The legal term indenture (Late Middle English), ‘a legal document, contract, or agreement’, is related. Before the days of easy duplication, lawyers would write out the same contract twice on a single piece of parchment or paper. They would then separate the two sections with a serrated or wavy edge and give one to each party. If ever there was a dispute, the fact that the two edges fitted together was proof that they were the same agreement.
- Example sentences
- Vickers indentors are more symmetric and better suited for particle hardness measurements.
- The Vickers hardness test operates on similar principles, the major difference being the use of a square based pyramidal diamond indentor rather than a hardened steel ball.
- It is very essential that materials required by these indentors are received by them regularly to avoid any dislocation in their work.
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- We were engulfed by the sudden darkness, and I leaned out the window to press on a slightly indented part of the wall - a button for the secret underground compartment.
- I try again, pressing harder, but the back of the knife handle indents my forefinger much more readily than the cutting edge scores the rock.
- Wake up, get out of bed, remove your butt from that indented sofa cushion and take a long overdue vacation from ‘media land!’
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