Indentation

Definition of Indentation

In`den`ta´tion
n.1.The act of indenting or state of being indented.
2.A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
3.A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
4.(Print.) 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.
Hanging indentation
indentation of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full line; also called a hanging indent.

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