in·​den·​tion in-ˈden(t)-shən How to pronounce indention (audio)
: the blank space produced by indenting
: the action of indenting : the condition of being indented

Examples of indention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One side of the fun collaboration will feature traditional Cheez-Its, which are mini salted cheese crackers with tiny indentions in the middle of each one. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, 24 July 2019 But all of the hats had one thing in common: an indention carved into the bottom, which matches the rounded top of the statues' heads. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 5 June 2018 On each of the 50 hats Hixon and his colleagues studied, a stone rim lined the edge of the indention, and its presence provides the final piece of the puzzle. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, 5 June 2018 Heise also testified that a indention found about 5 feet high in the wall across from Adrian’s crib was determined to contain Adrian’s DNA. Deanna Boyd,, 12 June 2017 This particular container also features unique grooves and indentions, which easily turns it into the focal point. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, 22 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of indention was in 1763

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“Indention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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