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 indentation, or Reverse indentation, indentation of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full line; also called a hanging indent.
n 1: a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
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 cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or