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[ UK /ˌɪndɛntˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnˌdɛnˈteɪʃən/ ]
  1. a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
  2. the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  3. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  4. the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
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How To Use indentation In A Sentence

  • Palpation of the nasal structures should be done to elicit any crepitus, indentation, or irregularity of the nasal bone.
  • True enough, there was a tell-tale head-shaped indentation on my pillow this morning, but that could mean anything.
  • Some are quite basic, mere saucer-like indentations, but others are exquisitely engineered with intricate pivots and fulcrums unravelling to form a protruding secure holder.
  • The escarpment has been shaped into numerous irregularities, indentations, and promontories, and is pierced by thalweg ravines, gorges, and rocky passages connecting the plain and plateau. Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali
  • And basically, he applied the same standard we did, and that is, if there was some kind of indentation that was consistent throughout the ballot -- didn't have to cover the whole ballot, but as long as there was enough to show a pattern that this is how the voter voted, then we would go ahead and count that as a vote. CNN Transcript - Larry King Live: Florida Supreme Court Grants Gore Campaign a Reprieve - December 8, 2000
  • Use back of small melon baller to make indentations in mousse.
  • And if these ballots have indentations, punctures, dents on them - you know, the wind didn't make them, people came to the polls and people made those marks on those ballots.
  • The effects of bending are neglected to first approximation, and the dominant resistance to indentation is taken as the isotropic tension.
  • Ultrasonic backscatter does react to changes in structure, however it can not be linked to a determined hardness value using the indentation method.
  • On his forehead a narrow, inch-long indentation from a rifle-butt remains as a souvenir of his ordeal.
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