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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
We watched as several bucks worked from one large timber to another timber by using low indentions in the terrain and saddles on the timber edges.
In written language, articulation done with spaces, punctuation marks, and indentions makes the writing readable.
Arteriors Home offered many organic lamp shapes at market, including the Calypso lamp, which has a spherical base molded with indentions and a high-gloss reactive glaze.
However, horizontal indentions in the nails, or Beau's lines as they are called, result from recent bodily trauma or high fever and/or indicate a vitamin deficiency or unchecked illness, such as diabetes or heart disease.
There were all of these little indentions in the rock and everybody was, like, "Dude, you should Bondo it so your wheels don't get stuck," and I was, like, "Nah, it'll be fine.
It is not a paint; it's almost like a lacquer compound that practically pours into the milled indentions, creating nice bright lines.
The only damage to the fastener components or the flanges was three slight indentions.
A bold use of texture is demonstrated in the ragged edges, the indentions and ribbed and rippled surfaces, which bring to mind the combustion of a Voulkos work.
During my trip with Page, we noticed that the fish were hugging the bar's contour and the biggest trout were settling in the backs of concave indentions, while redfish and smaller trout held farther outside.