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indentation ‎(plural indentations)

  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. (typography) 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.
  5. A measure of the distance from the flush line; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.

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