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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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Under the largest indentation was a small crack in the carbon-fiber composite, measuring 1.
Near the footprints, the scientists found many round indentations, measuring about 2 inches across.
Circular indentations, no more than 2 inches across, appear irregularly in the soil near the human footprints.
Scoring, through an impression or indentations, allows for ease of folding; while perforation allows an area to be torn away from the remainder of the piece.
When the biscuits have cooled, dust the tops of the biscuits with icing sugar and then, using a teaspoon, fill the indentations with your chosen jam or curd filling.
All control of the hardness instrument is handled through the company's Minuteman ELT software, which allows the system to automatically test and measure indentations, as well as to set up and run automatic testing sequences with very limited operator interaction.
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 difference in the materials response related to the indenter shape is obvious if compared with indentation curves made with Berkovich indenter at nanoindentation [11], micro-macro indentations with Vickers pyramid [12], and spherical indentation, shown in Fig.
The indentations were made across only half of each specimen's width (5mm).
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.
To stop the bottom layer rolling away, they fixed to the deck a metal plate with 16 indentations which they called a Monkey.