Definition of indent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪndent//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪndent//
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  1. 1indent (for something) (business, especially British English) an official order for goods or equipment
  2. 2= indentation
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (as a verb in the sense ‘give a zigzag outline to, divide by a zigzag line’): from Anglo-Norman French endenter or medieval Latin indentare, from en-, in- ‘into’ + Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’.
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