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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Indent \In*dent"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Indented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenting}.] [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}, and cf. {Indenture}.]

1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.

2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.

3. [Cf. {Indenture}.] To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.

4. (Print.) To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See {Indentation}, and {Indention}.

5. (Mil.) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores. [India] --Wilhelm.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Indenting \In*dent"ing\, noun Indentation; an impression like that made by a tooth.


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