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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]
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indentation

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

(ĭn″dĕn-tā′shŭn) [L. in, in, + dens, tooth]
A depression or hollow.
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Furthermore, an array of indentations was also carried out on the sample, which consisted of a series of single nanoindentation test at a gradually increasing load level between 10 and 25 mN.
When the focaccia is risen, use your fingers to press a few more indentations into the dough, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
In my visits abroad, and even in the Third World, I have noticed that during road repairs the scratches and indentations made are perpendicular to traffic flow.
Tabor determined the parameters [beta] and [psi] from empirically experimental data from spherical indentations under the fully plasticity regime.
The aforementioned studies indicated that indentation efficiency is significantly determined by the crack propagation caused by indentations.
Indentations with 1 N load were performed on the coating deposited on a cemented tungsten carbide substrate (WC-Co).
Using a plastic Easter egg, or a real egg, or a chocolate egg, press lightly into the flour to make evenlyspaced neat indentations about 1-2 inches apart.
A 20 by 20 indentation array with a spacing of 1.5 [micro]m between indentations was employed to ensure that sufficient indents for each phase can be used in obtaining the average phase stress-strain curves.
Reverse analysis using the ANN approach to characterize the mechanical properties is established from the finite element simulation results of spherical indentations on elastic-plastic strain-hardening materials.
The distance between indents was selected to be at least two diagonals of the indentation to avoid the influence of the first indentations on the stress distribution and straining of the following indentation testing.
Near a visible registration mark, scratches or indentations were created on coating surfaces using Hysitron TriboIndentor[R] with a Berkovich diamond indenter of tip radius R [Less than] 100 nm, all with a peak force of 400 [mu]N.
Based on the literature [23,30] and the preliminary results from a pilot test, the technical specifications of the apparatus were set as follows: (1) precise indentation speed control with a maximum speed of 10 mm/s, (2) compressive force up to 150 N, (3) indentations of up to 35 mm, (4) manufacturing cost (<$5,000), (5) adjustable indentation direction from 0[degrees] to 360[degrees], (6) quick replacement of indentation probes, and (7) negligible delay between loading and unloading of tissue so that hysteresis can be observed and measured.