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Definition of indentation:

  1. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
  2. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
  3. 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.
  4. The act of indenting, or state of being indented.
  5. The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.

Synonyms:

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.

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