indention

noun
in·den·tion | \in-ˈden(t)-shən \

Definition of indention 

1 archaic : indentation sense 1

2a : the action of indenting : the condition of being indented

b : the blank space produced by indenting

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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, "How does a preindustrial society put a 13-ton hat on a statue?," 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, "How does a preindustrial society put a 13-ton hat on a statue?," 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, star-telegram.com, "Bail for mom accused in 2-year-old’s death to remain at $500,000," 12 June 2017 This particular container also features unique grooves and indentions, which easily turns it into the focal point. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "Stock Tank Tubs Are the Next Stock Tank Pool," 22 May 2017

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First Known Use of indention

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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