indentation - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˌɪndenˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
singularindentation
pluralindentations
  1. 1
    [countable] a mark or hole in the surface of something

    Use a knife to make indentations in the icing.

  2. 2
    [countable] a cut shaped like a ‘V’ in the edge of something
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the action of indenting lines of writing
    1. a.
      [countable] an indent in a line