Hanging indentation
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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • hanging indentation — /hæŋɪŋ ɪndɛnˈteɪʃən/ (say hanging inden tayshuhn) noun an arrangement of printed type in which the first line of the paragraph is of full width but the following lines are indented at the left …   Australian English dictionary

  • hanging indent — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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