[ US /ˌɪnˈdɛnt/ ]
  1. an order for goods to be exported or imported
  2. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  1. set in from the margin
    Indent the paragraphs of a letter
  2. cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication
    indent the documents
  3. make a depression into
    The bicycle dented my car
  4. notch the edge of or make jagged
  5. bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant
    an indentured servant
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How To Use indent In A Sentence

  • The lower mandible, which is powerful, and is indented at its point to receive the hook, has a very sharp edge, which, with that of the upper mandible, constitutes a pair of formidable shears. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
  • Palpation of the nasal structures should be done to elicit any crepitus, indentation, or irregularity of the nasal bone.
  • He dug the blade deep into the shallow indent that had been made and flung the dirt into a pile to his left.
  • Besides being the colour of pants worn during training and performing, red trousers symbolize the indentured servitude of children who were bound by contract and often forced to live and train at these schools.
  • True enough, there was a tell-tale head-shaped indentation on my pillow this morning, but that could mean anything.
  • This was referred to as ‘adoption’ and was distinct from binding them to labor for a master under indenture.
  • He signed a five-year contract with an English company indenturing himself for labor in the South Seas at fifty cents a day. “Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, . . . .”
  • But I was told that there, in fact, was those kind of indentures in the second column also, the vote for U.S. S.nator. CNN Transcript - Special Event: Leon County Circuit Court Hears Arguments in Election 2000 Contest - December 2, 2000
  • Late in October, for example, it occurred to Eduard that if he cut a cherimoya a custard apple with green indented skin and a creamy white interior into thin slices, the flesh looked like crabmeat; now a dish with cherimoya and spider crab is on the menu. The Sorcerer’s Apprentices
  • Asylum's MFP NanoIndenter is a true "instrumented" indenter and is the first AFM-based indenter that does not use cantilevers as part of the indenting mechanism. Nano Tech Wire
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