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Definition 1: the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or angular incisions - [noun denoting act]

(indentation is a kind of ...) an action that changes the shape of something

Definition 2: the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line - [noun denoting communication]

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(indentation is a kind of ...) a blank area

"write your name in the space provided"

Definition 3: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion - [noun denoting process]

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(indentation is a kind of ...) erosion by chemical action

Definition 4: a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline) - [noun denoting shape]

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(indentation is a kind of ...) a shape that curves or bends inward

(... is a kind of indentation ) a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

"there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"

(... is a kind of indentation ) a V-shaped indentation

"mandibular notch"

(... is a kind of indentation ) a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

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