indented

indented
[[t]ɪnde̱ntɪd[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED
If something is indented, its edge or surface is uneven because parts of it have been worn away or cut away.

...a voyage down Chile's indented coastline.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Indented — In*dent ed, a. 1. Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating. Milton. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indented — in|dent|ed [ınˈdentıd] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Partly from INDENT; partly from indent to press inward (14 21 centuries), from dent] an indented edge or surface has cuts or marks in it ▪ our deeply indented coastline …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • indented — adjective an indented edge or surface has cuts or marks in it: a deeply indented coastline …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Indented — Indent In*dent , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenting}.] [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}, and cf. {Indenture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To notch; to jag; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indented line — Indented In*dent ed, a. 1. Cut in the edge into points or inequalities, like teeth; jagged; notched; stamped in; dented on the surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Having an uneven, irregular border; sinuous; undulating. Milton. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indented Head, Victoria — Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb name = Indented Head city = Geelong state = vic caption = The wreck of the paddle steamer, Ozone . lga = City of Greater Geelong postcode = 3223 pop = 589 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC25793 | name =… …   Wikipedia

  • indented key — a dichotomous key in which the first part of a couplet is followed by all subsequent couplets. Each subordinate couplet is indented to the right for reasons of clarity; not much used in ichthyology …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • indented — emarginate …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • indented — adj. [L. in, in; dens, tooth] Notched or dented; abruptly pressed inward; a cut or notch in a margin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • indented — Synonyms and related words: alveolar, alveolate, battlemented, chopped, crenate, crenated, crenellated, crenulate, dentate, dentated, dented, depressed, dimpled, embrasured, engraved, erose, faveolate, gashed, honeycombed, incised, jagged, jaggy …   Moby Thesaurus

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