Definition of Indentation

1. Noun. A concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline).

Exact synonyms: Indenture
Specialized synonyms: Notch, Notch, Cleft
Generic synonyms: Concave Shape, Concavity, Incurvation, Incurvature



2. Noun. The formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion.
Exact synonyms: Pitting, Roughness
Generic synonyms: Corroding, Corrosion, Erosion
Derivative terms: Indent, Pit

3. Noun. The space left between the margin and the start of an indented line.
Exact synonyms: Indent, Indention, Indenture
Generic synonyms: Blank Space, Place, Space
Derivative terms: Indent, Indent

4. Noun. The act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Derivative terms: Indent

Definition of Indentation

1. n. The act of indenting or state of being indented.

Definition of Indentation

1. Noun. The act of indenting or state of being indented. ¹

2. Noun. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A recess or sharp depression in any surface. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

5. Noun. A measure of the distance from the flush line; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indentation

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Medical Definition of Indentation

1. 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. 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. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indentation

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indenol
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indentation (current term)
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Literary usage of Indentation

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1. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey, James Aston (1919)
"Objects of indentation Tests on Metals.—indentation tests serve two very useful purposes: 1, ... Relations between Resistance to indentation and Strength. ..."

2. Europa: Or, Scenes and Society in England, France, Italy, and Switzerland by Daniel Clarke Eddy (1859)
"At the head of this staircase is a door, on the side of which is an indentation similar to that in the Mamen- tine prisons. We asked what it meant, ..."

3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1890)
"Beneath the cicatrix could be felt an indentation in the bone. While able to talk she had located the pain in the forehead around the vicinity of the scar, ..."

4. City Planning: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Subject Arranged for the by James Sturgis Pray, Theodora Kimball Hubbard (1913)
"Furthermore, indentation by exact logical arrangement would make many of the headings too far to the right of the page for convenient printing; ..."

5. Landscape Architecture: A Comprehensive Classification Scheme for Books by Henry Vincent Hubbard (1920)
"indentation It has not been possible to express exact coordination and subordination of heads and subheads by the indentation. Often importance or bulk of ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"Machinery for Engraving* By MARK BARK. 4. Recent Developments of Chain Driving. By CR GARRARD. 5. Measurement of the Hardness of Materials by indentation by ..."

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