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indentation Line breaks: in|den¦ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪndɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of indentation in English:


1 [mass noun] The action of indenting or the state of being indented: paragraphs are marked off by indentation [count noun]: 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: coastal indentations
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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, dent, dint, cavity, concavity, dip, pit, trough, crater;
cleft, slot, snick, notch;
nick, mark, cut, gouge, gash;
recess, alcove, niche, bay;
inlet, cove, creek, fjord, firth, ria;
Anatomy fossa, lacuna

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