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Definition of "indentation" []

  • The act of indenting. (noun)
  • The condition of being indented. (noun)
  • The blank space between a margin and the beginning of an indented line. (noun)
  • A notch or jagged cut in an edge. (noun)
  • A recess, as in a border or coastline. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "indentation" in a sentence
  • "In the indentation is a bit of cheese and a fresh fried egg."
  • "A paragraph is indicated in print by what is known as the indentation of the line, that is, by commencing it a space from the left margin."
  • "Within the indentation is a thumb side wheel which functions as an application switcher-essentially Alt+Tab on steroids attached to a thumb control."