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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.


(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for indentation4


(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"
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.
The differences in the appearance of the indention are statistically dependent.
As used in indention theory, the results of elasticity modulus may be attributed to the layer's thickness.
Thus, the fits presented here are performed only for indention depths higher than t.
Victoria Abreo, alternative medicine editor for the website BellaOnline, says that anyone suffering from a tension headache can employ a simple acupressure technique to help relieve the pain: "With one hand, press the shallow indention in the back of the head at the base of the skull.
If you want the body to be more scientifically correct, have students create an indention to separate the two body parts.
Scroll down to view the hierarchical arrangement of MeSH terms, observing that with each indention to the right, the terms become progressively more specific (Figure 7).
The horseshoe-shaped indention on the retrolateral side of the cymbium (Fig.
Then she poured the liquid mixture into the circular indention and began to mix.
By the time I got to 10, I had an indention on my leg that took oona thowuhsend and tuhreeee days to go away.
For the indention schematically shown in Figure 2b, the substrate has sufficient deformability to accommodate the indenter shape (i.