Definition of indentation:
- A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
- A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
- 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.
- The act of indenting, or state of being indented.
- The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
arrangement, MARKS, dint, indenture, chip, harshness, kerf, pitting, track, copperplate, dent, channel, abyss, crater, cranny, recess, indention, section, choppiness, galley, impress, impression, stamp, hollow, capitalize, rough water, disorderliness, cavity, footprint, capitalise, impression, aperture, mark, imprint, dotted line, bold, indent, hack, blowhole, full-page, font, rowdiness, pit, crudeness, raggedness, format, print, rowdyism, paragraph, imprint, roughness.
He then nervously removed it, and I noticed a dull red mark running about his forehead, just as there would be on the forehead of a man whose hat fitted too tightly; and that mark, gentlemen, had the undulating outline of nothing more nor less than a tiara, and on the apex of the uttermost extremity was a deep indentation about the size of a shilling, that could have been made only by some adamantine substance!- "The Pursuit of the House-Boat", John Kendrick Bangs.
- "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.
- "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.