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in·den·ta·tion

(in'den-tā'shun),
1. The act of notching or pitting.
2. A notch.
3. A state of being notched.
[Mediev. L. indento, pp. -atus, to make notches like teeth, fr. L. dens (dent-), tooth]

indentation

(ĭn′dĕn-tā′shən)
n.
A notch, pit, or depression.

indentation

[in′dəntā′shən]
Etymology: L, in, within, dens, tooth
a notch, pit, or depression in the surface of an object, such as toothmarks on the tongue or skin. indent, v.

indentation

(ĭn″dĕn-tā′shŭn) [L. in, in, + dens, tooth]
A depression or hollow.
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MIRPURKHAS -- Two sugar mills in the district had stopped issuing indents to the growers after the verdict of the Sindh High Court (SHC), binding the millers to buy the sugarcane crop at the official rate of Rs182 per 40 kilogramme or otherwise the growers would be allowed to approach the district and sessions courts for raids, said Javed Ahmed Junejo, Farmer Organization Council (FOC) Sindh chairman, while talking to media persons here on Saturday.
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Then, they divided the fly's body into chunks, which they placed in hairy indents on top of the larvae's bellies.
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