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noun (1)

in·​dent·​er in-ˈden-tər How to pronounce indenter (audio)
plural indenters
: something (such as a device or software function) that indents a text or document
A text editor … with lots of programming related commands including a very smart indenter.Steve Oualline


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noun (2)

plural indenters
: a tool used to make a physical impression or indentation
The researchers used an indenter … to create microscopic pits on the surface of each molar.Alexandra Goho

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

2000, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indenter was in 1876

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Cite this Entry

“Indenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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