indention


noun

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

noun

  1. another word for indentation (def. 4)
n.

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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