Indentation vs Entire - What's the difference?

indentation | entire |

As nouns the difference between indentation and entire

is that indentation is the act of indenting or state of being indented while entire is an uncastrated horse; a stallion.

As a adjective entire is

(sometimes|postpositive) whole; complete.




(en noun)
  • The act of indenting or state of being indented.
  • A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
  • A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
  • The act of beginning a line or series of lines at a little distance within the flush line of the column or page, as in the common way of beginning the first line of a paragraph.
  • A measure of the distance from the flush line; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
  • entire


    (wikipedia entire)

    Alternative forms

    * intire (obsolete)


  • (sometimes, postpositive) Whole; complete.
  • (botany) Having a smooth margin without any indentation.
  • (botany) Consisting of a single piece, as a corolla.
  • (complex analysis, of a complex function) Complex-differentiable]] on all of [[?.
  • (of a, male animal) Not gelded.
  • Without mixture or alloy of anything; unqualified; morally whole; pure; faithful.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • pure fear and entire cowardice
  • * Clarendon
  • No man had ever a heart more entire to the king.
  • Internal; interior.
  • (Spenser)

    Derived terms

    * entirety


    (en noun)
  • An uncastrated horse; a stallion.
  • * 2005', He asked why Hijaz was an '''entire . You know what an entire is, do you not, Anna? A stallion which has not been castrated. — James Meek, ''The People's Act of Love (Canongate 2006, p. 124)
  • (philately) A complete envelope with stamps and all official markings: (prior to the use of envelopes) a page folded and posted.
  • Anagrams

    * (l)