indentation indentation  /ɪn ˌdɛn ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
  2. (n) the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  3. (n) the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  4. (n) the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions

Usage(s):

  1. On its floor is an indentation that pilgrims have thought for centuries is the imprint made by Jesus' right foot as he ascended to heaven.
  2. A Vietnam War injury has left him with a deep indentation in his skull and a messy plug of scar tissue.
  3. On its floor is an indentation that pilgrims have thought for centuries is the imprint made by Jesus' right foot as he ascended to heaven.

News

  1. Whitemarsh police briefs: Week of July 21

    Whitemarsh Vandalism ... A mailbox at a residence on the 3000 block of Spring Mill Road, Plymouth Meeting, was vandalized between July 6 and 9, police said. It appeared to have been hit by a bat or a hard object, causing a large indentation, police said. The resident reported this is the second time this has happened, police said.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Springfield Sun

  2. Whitemarsh Township police briefs: Week of July 21

    Vandalism ... A mailbox at a residence on the 3000 block of Spring Mill Road, Plymouth Meeting, was vandalized between July 6 and 9, police said. It appeared to have been hit by a bat or a hard object, causing a large indentation, police said. The resident reported this is the second time this has happened, police said.
    on July 24, 2013     Source: The Colonial

Quotes

  1. "It's not a great angle to see [on the broadcast,] but I can hear the crack it made," Seeger wrote. "For the rest of round two and three, there is also an obvious indentation on my forehead. This was the result of my sinus cavity being...
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: Al Seeger Source: BoxingScene.com

  2. Dickey said the ball left "a perfect seam indentation" on his skin, "and then it kind of dissipated."
    on May 26, 2010 By: RA Dickey Source: New York Times

  3. "It has been really frustrating," Parkhurst said. "Originally, I thought it was a bruise and I would be back in 48 hours. But there was an indentation. There was a tear in the quad. It was a tear in either the IT band [iliotibial band] or the...
    on Apr 15, 2006 By: Michael Parkhurst Source: Boston Globe

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