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 for Indentation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indentation \In`den*ta"tion\, n.
     1. The act of indenting or state of being indented.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything;
        as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. (Print.)
        (a) The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a
            little distance within the flush line of the column or
            page, as in the common way of beginning the first line
            of a paragraph.
        (b) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one
            em, or of two ems.
            [1913 Webster]
     Hanging indentation, or Reverse indentation, indentation
        of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is
        a full line; also called a hanging indent.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
           [syn: indentation, indenture]
      2: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of
         corrosion [syn: pitting, roughness, indentation]
      3: the space left between the margin and the start of an
         indented line [syn: indentation, indention, indent,
      4: the act of cutting into an edge with toothlike notches or
         angular incisions

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "indentation":
     alveolation, alveolus, blaze, boss, bump, cleft, colophon,
     concavity, convexity, crena, cut, dactylogram, dactylograph, dent,
     depression, digging, dimple, dint, embossment, engraving,
     excavation, excrescence, feel, fingerprint, finish, footmark,
     footprint, footstep, fossil footprint, furrow, gash, gouge, grain,
     granular texture, hack, hollow, honeycomb, ichnite, ichnolite,
     impress, impression, imprint, incision, indent, indention,
     indenture, jag, jog, joggle, kerf, knub, lump, mark, mining, nap,
     nick, nock, notch, nub, pad, paw print, pawmark, pile, pimple, pit,
     pock, pockmark, print, protuberance, pug, pugmark, score, scotch,
     seal, shag, sigil, signet, stamp, step, structure, stud,
     sunken part, surface, surface texture, texture, thumbmark,
     thumbprint, vestige, wale, weave, woof

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      Space and/or tab characters added at the
     beginning of a line to indicate structure, e.g. indenting a
     quotation to make it stand out or indenting a block of code
     controlled by an if statement.
     Indentation is important in source code for readability.  There
     are a number of different indent styles.  Some programming
     languages go further and use indentation as the main method to
     represent block structure to the compiler or interpreter, see
     off-side rule.

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