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indent1

in·dent1

indent1

parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ihn dent
inflections: indented, indenting, indents
definition 1: to make jagged by putting recesses or notches in.
definition 2: to separate (two or more copies of a document) along an irregular or serrated edge for later verification of their authenticity.
definition 3: to set (a line, paragraph, quotation, or the like) in from the margin.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: ihn dent
definition: to form a recess or notch.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: ihn dent [or] In dent
definition 1: an indenture.
definition 2: a recess or notch.
similar words:
notch
definition 3: the blank space on a page formed by indenting.
Word Parts
The word indent contains the following part:
dent, denti Latin root that means tooth, teeth