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English noun: indentation

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


Synonymsindenture


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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