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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·dent v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indented; p. pr. & vb. n. Indenting.]
 1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
 2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
 3.  To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
 4. Print. To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention.
 5. Mil. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores. [India]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·dent·ed a.
 1. Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface.
 2. Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating.
 3. Her. Notched like the part of a saw consisting of the teeth; serrated; as, an indented border or ordinary.
 4. Bound out by an indenture; apprenticed; indentured; as, an indented servant.
 5. Zool. Notched along the margin with a different color, as the feathers of some birds.
 Indented line Fort., a line with alternate long and short faces, with salient and receding angles, each face giving a flanking fire along the front of the next.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having repeated square indentations like those in a
             battlement; "a crenelated molding" [syn: embattled,
             crenelated, crenelate, crenellated, crenellate]
      2: having the central portion lower than the margin; "a
         depressed pustule" [syn: depressed]