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indent

1. Chiefly Brit (in foreign trade) an order for foreign merchandise, esp one placed with an agent
2. Chiefly Brit an official order for goods
3. (in the late 18th-century US) a certificate issued by federal and state governments for the principal or interest due on the public debt
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indent

[in′dent]
(science and technology)
To form a depression by forcing inward.
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indent

1. The gap left by the omission of stone, brick, or block units in a course of masonry; used for bonding future masonry.
2. In a wall of a church, a space hollowed out of stone to receive a brass effigy.
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indent

To align text some number of spaces to the right of the left margin. See hanging paragraph.
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Huang, "Buckling of single-crystal silicon nanolines under indentation," Journal of Nanomaterials, vol.
The use of DMA for indentation measurements has already been reported in the literature (ref.
Several methodologies have been introduced to estimate residual stress using instrumented indentation. The earliest effort was to examine the relationship between hardness and residual stress.
Indentation tests (nanoindentation and AFM) were carried out with the same protocol as previously discussed.
From the literature review it concludes that Ball Indentation test provides methodology for calculation of plane strain facture toughness which is essentially meant for conservative design of thick components.
There were many methodologies for the extraction of flow stress with the spherical indentation technique.
The aforementioned studies indicated that indentation efficiency is significantly determined by the crack propagation caused by indentations.
The indentation of thin layer by spherical indenters has been commonly studied in the literature using either cumbersome numerical calculations or analytical modeling [11-14].
Residual imprints after indentation with 1N load on commercially produced state-of-the-art protective coatings are shown in Figures 1(a), 1(b), and 1(c).
5, left) at the edge of the indentation. This type of cohesive damage was not as significant as that observed in the other samples.
In 1859, earliest forms of static indentation tests were introduced.4 Indentation tests are generally based on the formation of indentation on the surface of a metal or ceramic and hardness is established by gauging the perpetual depth of the indentation and the applied load.5 Generally, the indentation hardness may be described in terms of plastic and, to a lesser extent, the elastic properties of the metal or ceramic concerned.