indention

[ in-den-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˈdɛn ʃən /

noun

the indenting of a line or lines in writing or printing.
the blank space left by indenting.
the act of indenting; state of being indented.
Archaic. an indentation or notch.

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Origin of indention

First recorded in 1755–65; indent1 + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for indention

indention
/ (ɪnˈdɛnʃən) /

noun

another word for indentation (def. 4)
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