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1. The act of indenting or state of being indented.

2. A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.

3. A recess or sharp depression in any surface.

4. 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. The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems. Hanging, or reverse, indentation, indentation of all the lines of a paragraph except the first, which is a full line.

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Genetic/Chromosomal testing from autopsy of miscarried baby

... my husband does have a history of learning disabilities and relatives with mental retardation. He also has double hair whirls and these abnormal indentations on his lower back. I thought I remembered from my genetic classes that these are physical anomlies (even though they are not obvious to ...

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