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Definition of the noun indention

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noun - plural: indentions

  1. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

Alternative definition of the noun indention


  1. The act of indenting a line of text by including blank space at the beginning

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Google previewThe Graphic Arts (1911)

by Henry Lewis Johnson

Indention is the setting in from the margin of one or more lines of type, or the narrowing, on one or both sides, of a portion of a column. It is not a device for enhancing the appearance of a page, but on the contrary tends to detract ...

Google previewOutlook for the Blind (1921)

An indention is a slight depression. Mercenary troops fight for money. To redevelop is to develop again. Senescent means growing old. The guns were uncharged.

Google previewCorrect English (1909)

der; an indention is a space between the mar: gin and the initial end of a paragraph. Indict and Indite. Indict means to present a formal or written charge of crime; indite means to put words into writing, ...

Google previewGeologic Analysis of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs (2001)

by Ronald Nelson

Indention is the major rock-breaking process in rock/bit-tooth interaction in rotary or cable tool drilling (Figure 5-3). Impact fracturing results from such excavation processes as high-velocity water jet and spark drilling, and from mishandling of ...

Google previewElohim Phenomenon (2013)

Torah, Science and Math by I. D. McClain

The indention is the projection of the surface ...


The patentees say " What we claim as our indention is the employment of that part which we denominate the retort, ...

Google previewCarraher's Polymer Chemistry, Eighth Edition (2010)

by Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Static indention is the most widely employed measurement of hardness. Here, permanent deformation is measured. Hardness is often computed by dividing the peak contact load by the projected area of impression. The indentation stresses ...

Google previewFundamentals of ActionScript 3.0 (2011)

Develop and Design by Doug Winnie

Therefore, the line indention is an indication of a continued line and not a new line. Wrapping Up In this chapter, you learned how you can combine timelines with mouse events. There are lots of ways to combine main and encapsulated ...

Google previewRules for a dictionary catalog (1904)

by Charles Ammi Cutter, Worthington Chauncey Ford, Philip Lee Phillips, Oscar George Theodore Conneck

Hanging indention. See Indention. Heading, the word by which the alphabetical place of an entry in the catalog is ...

Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

Indention is used in outlines and classification schedules to indicate logical hierarchy, and in subject thesauri to show semantic relations. It is also used on typed and printed catalog cards to designate specific areas of bibliographic description.

Google previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

indentation >indention. indention /m'denfn/ Begirming a line of writing or print further in from the margin than the rest of the passage; ...



Short usually employs indention. Indention takes as much room as the dash and is much less clear. There should always be at ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

measures the resistance to indention of a blunt indenter point of the durometer. The higher the number, the greater the indention hardness. See rigidsol. hardware 1. Computer, electrical, electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, hydraulic, ...

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon and Parlour Companion (1835)

Containing Nearly Every Word in the English Language ... by William Grimshaw

indention. INDEPEN'DENT, adj. Not supported by another; not controlled; not relating to anything else. adv. independently: s. independence, independency, pl. independences, independencies.

Google previewThe New Dictionary of Farrier Terms 2. 7. 2-PB (2009)

by Dave Millwater

The indention appears to be caused by pressure on the area while the foal is developing in ...

Google previewA dictionary of the wonders of art (1803)

by Dictionary

Its natural strength of situation was not sufficient lo render it impregnable, even before the indention of artillery, as we have already observed ; much less would it be capable of securing it against the attacks of a modern army well provided with ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

extension, indention, intension, intention, invention, Laurentian, low-tension, posttension, prehension, pretension, prevention, recension, retention, aplenty, licente cognoscente, twenty-twenty Deo volente dolce far niente enuis ennyson 138.

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Scrabble value of I1N1D2E1N1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 10 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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