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English noun: indentation

1. indentation (shape) a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)


Broader (hypernym)concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

Narrower (hyponym)cleft, notch, notch

2. indentation (process) the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion

Synonymspitting, roughness

Broader (hypernym)corroding, corrosion, erosion

3. indentation (communication) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

Synonymsindent, indention, indenture

Broader (hypernym)blank space, place, space

4. indentation (act) the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions

Broader (hypernym)change of shape

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