Simple Definition of indentation
: a space at the beginning of a written line or paragraph
: the act of indenting a line or paragraph
: a cut in or into the edge of something
Examples of indentation in a sentence
Our style guidelines call for indentation of the first line of each paragraph.
a coastline with many indentations
There were several small indentations in the surface of the table.
First Known Use of indentation
INDENTATION Defined for Kids
Definition of indentation for Students
1 : a blank or empty space at the beginning of a written or printed line or paragraph
2 : a cut or dent in something
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