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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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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.
Carefully scoop spoonfuls of the marshmallow mixture into the indentations in the flour, letting it fill the dips and pile on top about half the volume again.
It is assumed for the current Q&P steel that, among all the data for A/UT, the indentations with hardness lower than 6.
In this study, both loaded and unloaded indentations were studied to establish how the response of spherical indentation was influenced by the residual stress and material properties.
Microscale and nanoscale indentation methods have been used to measure modulus profiles after the heterogenous oxidation of thick sections of nitrile rubber (9).
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.
The indentations were made across only half of each specimen's width (5mm).
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.
A brief summary of the development of the law related to coastal indentations may be helpful here.
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.
Softening points and depth of indentation can be good measures of cure, since increased crosslinking gives higher softening points and smaller indentations depths.