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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, ∨ Reverse, indentation, indentation of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full line.

 

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