indented

indented
adjective an indented edge or surface has cuts or marks in it: a deeply indented coastline

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  • Indented — In*dent ed, a. 1. Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating. Milton. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indented — in|dent|ed [ınˈdentıd] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Partly from INDENT; partly from indent to press inward (14 21 centuries), from dent] an indented edge or surface has cuts or marks in it ▪ our deeply indented coastline …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indented — [[t]ɪnde̱ntɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is indented, its edge or surface is uneven because parts of it have been worn away or cut away. ...a voyage down Chile s indented coastline …   English dictionary

  • Indented — Indent In*dent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenting}.] [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}, and cf. {Indenture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To notch; to jag; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indented line — Indented In*dent ed, a. 1. Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating. Milton. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indented Head, Victoria — Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb name = Indented Head city = Geelong state = vic caption = The wreck of the paddle steamer, Ozone . lga = City of Greater Geelong postcode = 3223 pop = 589 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC25793 | name =… …   Wikipedia

  • indented key — a dichotomous key in which the first part of a couplet is followed by all subsequent couplets. Each subordinate couplet is indented to the right for reasons of clarity; not much used in ichthyology …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • indented — emarginate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • indented — adj. [L. in, in; dens, tooth] Notched or dented; abruptly pressed inward; a cut or notch in a margin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • indented — Synonyms and related words: alveolar, alveolate, battlemented, chopped, crenate, crenated, crenellated, crenulate, dentate, dentated, dented, depressed, dimpled, embrasured, engraved, erose, faveolate, gashed, honeycombed, incised, jagged, jaggy …   Moby Thesaurus

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