indentation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n indentation the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions
    • n indentation the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    • n indentation the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
    • n indentation a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Leaves of the Sumatra breadfruit tree are notched when they first form, yet have no indentations when the leaves mature.
    • Indentation A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
    • Indentation A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
    • Indentation (Print) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a little distance within the flush line of the column or page, as in the common way of beginning the first line of a paragraph.
    • Indentation The act of indenting or state of being indented.
    • Indentation (Print) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The leaf bug of ceylon (phyllum sicci folium) has legs and antennae the color and shape of leaves, has indentations on its body like the vein marks on a leaf, and hangs from branches, swaying in the breeze exactly like a leaf.
    • n indentation A small hollow or depression; a dent or slight pit, as from a blow or from pressure; an impressed cavity: as, the indentations in a battered shield.
    • n indentation The act of indenting, or the state of being indented; the act of notching, or of cutting into points or inequalities like a row of teeth.
    • n indentation A cut or notch in a margin; a recess or depression.
    • n indentation In printing. See indention.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Indentation a hollow or depression: act of indenting or notching: notch: recess
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. indentāre—L. in, in, dens, dentis, a tooth.

Usage

In literature:

An irregular drip or squirt of blood went along the middle of the indentations!
"Old Man Savarin and Other Stories" by Edward William Thomson
The indented line is often further emphasised by a line of dark silk stitched along it, which is done in this case.
"Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving" by Grace Christie
Note how the touch of its legs indents the inflated balloon.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
There were little indentations at the corners of her mouth.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
It is well known that a country which has deeply indented coasts gains an early and extensive development.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
At the indent and before the last picot: 2 chain, 1 picot, 2 chain = 1 plain before the 1st picot of the next scallop.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
The same result may be better obtained by using smaller type, or indenting the quotation, or both.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
Small indentations and baylets ran into a shallow, level sea.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
This was a small indentation in the harbour-face of the breakwater rock which marked the entrance to the bay.
"The Pirate Island" by Harry Collingwood
This indentation I now searched for.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
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In poetry:

Like snow-white tents, their tapering forms
Indent the western sky:
The jewelled gifts of countless storms
Upon their summits lie.
"The Mountains Of Meran At Sunrise" by John Lawson Stoddard
Floods of the thaws of night!
Yon hills, how blear, in raw dun vapour stand.
Ribs of old snow, glazed bluely white,
Indent the sodden land.
"Song The Fourth" by Thomas Aird
And just the Neva’s faithful sentry —
The sphinx with an indented face —
Under the blizzard, fierce and wintry
‘s reminiscent of her birthplace.
"Snow Maiden" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
See how she moves in zigzag line,
And draws along her silken twine,
Too soft for touch, for sight too fine,
Nicely cementing:
And makes her polished drapery shine,
The edge indenting.
"The Spider And The Fly" by Patrick Branwell Bronte

In news:

Elastic Response, Buckling , and Instability of Microtubules under Radial Indentation.
Elastic Response, Buckling, and Instability of Microtubules under Radial Indentation.
Manuscript format is to indent the first line of each new paragraph (and to double space).
The Brinell hardness test is an indentation hardness test that can provide useful information about metallic materials.
The Buchholz Indentation Tester BH2000, new from the Paul Gardner Co. Is a standard test for measuring the hardness of coatings.
Comprehensive overview covers complications, treatment of this indentation on the lower back.
Then we noticed that in the second pillow was the indentation of a head.
Some are claiming that a mysterious indentation in a tree in West New York may actually be the miraculous image of the Virgin Mary.
Hewlett-Packard's indentity crisis and the new CEO.
It's called " Bagel Head", where they are injecting saline into their foreheads and making a center indentation, thus resembling a bagel .
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Later, he and one of the other chefs pour gelatin into indentations made in white silicone blocks by different foods —mussels, shrimp, mushrooms, even rabbit brains, one of Ferran's favorite ingredients.
A family in England noticed an indentation on the floor under their couch.
Reins' Swamp Mover Worm has a flat back that is embellished with a slight indentation that courses from its nose to its tail, and the shape of its tail is novel.
Patented Indent Length Separator.
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In science:

It will be shown that the results of the dynamic spherical indentation of a timedependent material depend on the level of indentation.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
Indentations tests for viscoelastic materials were studied in a number of publications (Oyen, 2005; Cheng and Yang, 2009; Argatov and Mishuris, 2011).
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
We consider flat-ended and spherical indentation tests utilizing displacement-controlled loading protocol with the indenter displacement modulated according to a sinusoidal law at an angular frequency ω = 2πf (rad/s), where f (Hz) is the loading frequency.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
In particular, the linear force-displacement relationship is outlined in Section 1.1, while the indentation scaling factor for the cylindrical indenter is considered in Section 1.2.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
Based on the analogy with the case of harmonic vibrations (considered in Sections 1.3 and 1.4), in 1.5, we introduce the incomplete storage modulus and loss angle as material characteristics that can be assessed directly from a single sinusoidally-driven indentation test.
Accounting for the thickness effect in dynamic spherical indentation of a viscoelastic layer: Application to non-destructive testing of articular cartilage
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