the indenting of a line or lines in writing or printing.
Archaic. an indentation or notch.
Origin of indention
First recorded in 1755–65; indent1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for indention
Historical Examples of indention
If the lines are long and the type small the indention may be two ems.
The indention of paragraphs should be uniform throughout any single book or job.
There are several styles of indention employed in type composition.
Indention of poetry is made with even em quads of the type used.
One of them had an indention in the primer that appeared to be caused by the hammer.
British Dictionary definitions for indention
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Word Origin and History for indention
1763, formed irregularly from indent + -ation. It could be a useful word if it split with indentation the two senses (relating to margins and to dents) of that word, but indention, too, is used in both.
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