how to pronounce indent


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indent is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of indent in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… is this bonnet indent here and then …”

meanings of indent


  1. To cut the two halves of a document in duplicate, using a jagged or wavy line so that each party could demonstrate that their copy was part of the original whole.
  2. To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.
  3. To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
  4. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth.
  5. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress.
  6. To be cut, notched, or dented.
  7. To enter into a binding agreement by means of such documents; to formally commit (to doing something); to contract.
  8. To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or lesser distance from the margin. See indentation, and indention. Normal indent pushes in a line or paragraph. "hanging indent" pulls the line out into the margin.
  9. To engage (someone), originally by means of indented contracts.


  1. A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.
  2. A stamp; an impression.
  3. A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.
  4. A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch.

indent frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word indent occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics indent can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that indent can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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