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indentation (noun) a cut (dent) in the edge or surface of something; a spacing in from the margin (as for the beginning of a Para).

A cut in the edge of something is an indentation. Indentations are found along the edges of the leaves of certain plants. The rose leaf has indentations along its edges. Certain types of foot rules are straight along one edge and have, along the other, indentations, that is evenly spaced notches. When we begin a new paragraph while writing or printing, we start the first line of it a little farther from the margin than the other lines. This spacing in from the margin, that is, this leaving of extra space is indentation.

  • The indentations along the edge of the knife made it easier for her to slice the loaf of bread.
  • The present style of writing or printing avoids indentation at the beginning of a new paragraph. The first line even of a paragraph is begun right from the margin as in the case of the other lines.
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