indentation (countable and uncountable, plural indentations)
- The act of indenting or state of being indented.
- A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything.
- the indentations of a leaf
- indentations of the coast
- A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
- (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.
- A measure of the distance from the flush line.
- an indentation of one em
- (law) A division unit of a piece of law distinguished by its indentation or by a dash.
- 2013, Jenny Papettas, The Law Applicable to Cross Border Road Traffic Accidents, Birmingham, page 204:
- The explanatory report acknowledges that the result of the rule under the second indentation can appear arbitrary.
- Synonym: indent
act of indenting or state of being indented
notch or recess in a margin or border
recess or sharp depression in a surface
act of beginning a line at a distance from the flush line
measure of distance to the flush line
From Latin indentātiōnem, from indentō (“indent”).
indentation f (plural indentations)
- “indentation”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.