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dentation

[ den-tey-shuhn ]
/ dɛnˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun Botany, Zoology.
the state or form of being dentate.
an angular or toothlike projection of a margin.
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Origin of dentation

First recorded in 1795–1805; dentate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dentation

sub·den·ta·tion, noun
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How to use dentation in a sentence

  • It is a large, square dwelling, painted yellow with green blinds, showing at the front a porch ornamented with dentation.

    Historic Homes|Mary H. Northend
  • The deep cornice showing dentation affords a correct finish to the soft-toned hangings which divide it from the wainscot.

    Historic Homes|Mary H. Northend

British Dictionary definitions for dentation

dentation
/ (dɛnˈteɪʃən) /

noun
the state or condition of being dentate
an angular projection or series of projections, as on the margin of a leaf
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