- an indenting or being indented
- a result of indenting; specif.,
- a notch, cut, or inlet on a coastline, etc.
- a dent, or slight hollow
- an indention; space in from a margin
Origin of indentationindent or indent + -ation
- a. The act of indenting.b. The condition of being indented.
- The blank space between a margin and the beginning of an indented line.
- A notch or jagged cut in an edge.
- A recess, as in a border or coastline.
- The act of indenting or state of being indented.
- A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
- A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
- 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.
- A measure of the distance from the flush line; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.