The definition of indention is a space between the margin of a paper and the start of text.
When you tab over in Microsoft Word to create a space between the margin and the start of your first line of text, this is an example of indention.
- an act of indenting or the state of being indented
- an empty or blank space left by this
- a dent, or slight hollow
- the making of a dent
Origin of indentionindent or indent + -ion
- a. The act of indenting.b. The condition of being indented.
- The blank space between a margin and the beginning of an indented line.
- Archaic An indentation or dent.