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indentationnoun

uk   /ˌɪn.denˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪn.denˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • indentation noun (HOLE)

[C] a ​hole or ​mark on the ​surface of something: The ​heels of her ​shoes had ​left indentations in the ​mud.
  • indentation noun (SPACE)

[C or U] a ​spaceleft at the ​edge of a ​line of writing, or the ​process of ​leaving such a ​space
(Definition of indentation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indentationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌɪnˌdenˈteɪ·ʃən/
a ​part of a ​surface that ​curvesinward: If a ​surgeontakes out too much ​fat, he may ​leave indentations in the ​skin.
(Definition of indentation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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