jiffy

jiffy

/ˈdʒɪfi/
noun
informal in singular
A very short time; a moment.

Origin
Late 18th century of unknown origin.

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Sometimes a word of the day takes just a jiffy. Of course, the illustration might run on longer.

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indentation

indentation

/ɪndɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
1 mass noun The action of indenting or the state of being indented.
count noun ‘an indentation for each change of speaker’
2 A deep recess or notch on the edge or surface of something.

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A standard Web page does not show paragraphs with indentation. Leading “whitespace” isn’t standard. The Web wasn’t initially designed for publishing fiction. Good page designers have tricks to get the job done if needed.

[Random Quandry: When a dentist pulls a tooth is it an ‘outdent’?]

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