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a. The act of indenting.
b. The condition of being indented.
2. The blank space between a margin and the beginning of an indented line.
3. Archaic An indentation or dent.
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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for indentation4
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(ɪnˈdɛn ʃən)

1. the indenting of a written or printed line.
2. the blank space left by indenting.
3. the act of indenting or the state of being indented.
4. Archaic. indentation.
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Noun1.indention - the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
blank space, space, place - a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
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References in classic literature ?
At the next corner we saw a deep indention in the hard stone masonry of the corner of a house, but might have gone heedlessly by it but that the guide said it was made by the elbow of the Saviour, who stumbled here and fell.
There was a very light off-shore wind and scarcely any breakers, so that the approach to the shore was continued without finding bottom; yet though we were already quite close, we saw no indication of any indention in the coast from which even a tiny brooklet might issue, and certainly no mouth of a large river such as this must necessarily be to freshen the ocean even two hundred yards from shore.
Mohamed Alabbar said has signed a memorandum of understand (MoU) with the Beijing-based technology developer with the indention of introducin autonomous delivery vehicles into the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
The patent diagrams show it as flat, but apparently a slight indention as done in the Underwood 9mm and .45 does not alter the patent.
You will see a small indention. What you don't see may be a source of pain for your feline.
For example, the comment area in Google Sites where the sample data were collected did not support multiple discussion threads, subject line, or indention of replies.
While on another sortie during air refueling, the co-pilot's seat recline moved one indention backward.
It is in pristine shape with its original box, styrofoam indention and a small pin saying "ERMA." The gun has never been fired, to my knowledge.
The rear bumper was made to accommodate normal tailgate function and includes two integrated steps, and we also found that the inward indention in the bumper design makes it easy to attach and remove implements or a trailer from your hitch touching the bottom of the bumper rail.
The group writes that, based on their experiment, "the optimal indention depth is around 400 [micro]m."