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English definition of “indent”

indent

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈdent/ specialized us  

indent verb [T] (SPACE)

[T] publishing to make a space in the edge or on the surface of something: Each new paragraph should be indented about two centimetres from the margin.

indent verb [T] (REQUEST)

[I] UK business to make an official request for goods: We indented for the engine spares last month.

indent

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.dent/ specialized us  

indent noun [C] (SPACE)

publishing a space at the edge or on the surface of something

indent noun [C] (REQUEST)

business an official request for goods: We made an indent for the engine spares last week.
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