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indention

[ in-den-shuhn ]

noun

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


indention

/ ɪnˈdɛnʃən /

noun

  1. another word for indentation


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Word History and Origins

Origin of indention1

First recorded in 1755–65; indent 1 + -ion
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Example Sentences

The indention at the beginning, and usually the incomplete line at the end, mark its visible limits.

The left-hand margin should be three-quarters of an inch, with paragraph indention an inch more.

Another manner of indenting lines, somewhat rare in this country but common in Europe, is termed French motto indention.

If the lines are more than average length the indention may be increased to one and a half ems, two ems, or more.

The usual indention of paragraphs in plain reading matter is an em quad at the beginning of the first line.

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