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the act, process, amount, or degree of sinking.
a surface sunk for decorative effect.

the lowering of the first line of body text on a page from its usual position, as at the beginning of a chapter.
the amount of such lowering.

(rare) the act of sinking or degree to which something sinks or has sunk


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