Meaning of “indentation” in the English Dictionary

"indentation" in British English

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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 space left 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)

"indentation" in American English

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indentationnoun [ C ]

us /ˌɪnˌdenˈteɪ·ʃən/

a part of a surface that curves inward:

If a surgeon takes out too much fat, he may leave indentations in the skin.

(Definition of “indentation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)