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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indentation  \In`den*ta"tion\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  indenting  or  state  of  being  indented. 
 
  2.  A  notch  or  recess,  in  the  margin  or  border  of  anything 
  as  the  indentations  of  a  leaf,  of  the  coast,  etc 
 
  3.  A  recess  or  sharp  depression  in  any  surface. 
 
  4.  (Print.) 
  a  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. 
  b  The  measure  of  the  distance;  as  an  indentation  of  one 
  em  or  of  two  ems. 
 
  {Hanging},  or  {Reverse},  {indentation},  indentation  of  all 
  the  lines  of  a  paragraph  except  the  first  which  is  a  full 
  line 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indentation 
  n  1:  a  concave  shape  in  a  surface  or  edge  or  coastline  etc  [syn: 
  {indenture}] 
  2:  the  formation  of  small  pits  in  a  surface  as  a  consequence  of 
  corrosion  [syn:  {pitting},  {roughness}] 
  3:  the  space  left  between  the  margin  and  the  start  of  an 
  indented  line  [syn:  {indent},  {indenture}] 
  4:  the  act  of  indenting 




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