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indentation  


      n  
1    a hollowed, notched, or cut place, as on an edge or on a coastline  
2    a series of hollows, notches, or cuts  
3    the act of indenting or the condition of being indented  
4      (Also called)    indention, indent          the leaving of space or the amount of space left between a margin and the start of an indented line  


indent   [1]  
      vb   mainly tr  
1    to place (written or printed matter, etc.) in from the margin, as at the beginning of a paragraph  
2    to cut or tear (a document, esp. a contract or deed in duplicate) so that the irregular lines may be matched to confirm its authenticity  
3      (Chiefly Brit)   (in foreign trade) to place an order for (foreign goods), usually through an agent  
4    when intr, foll by: for, on, or upon     (Chiefly Brit)   to make an order on (a source or supply) or for (something)  
5    to notch (an edge, border, etc.); make jagged  
6    to bind (an apprentice, etc.) by indenture  
      n  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   (in foreign trade) an order for foreign merchandise, esp. one placed with an agent  
8      (Chiefly Brit)   an official order for goods  
9    (in the late 18th-century U.S.) a certificate issued by federal and state governments for the principal or interest due on the public debt  
10       another word for       indenture  
11       another word for       indentation       4  
     (C14: from Old French endenter, from en-1 + dent tooth, from Latin dens)  
  indenter, indentor      n  
indent   [2]  
      vb  
1    tr   to make a dent or depression in  
      n  
2    a dent or depression  
     (C15: from in-2 + dent1)  
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