Definitions for "Hanging indent"
A type of paragraph formatting in which the first line of a paragraph is not indented from the left margin, but the rest of the lines are indented, for example, to simulate setting a subhead in the left margin.
A paragraph style in which the left margin of the first line extends beyond the left margin of subsequent lines.
A paragraph indentation made by beginning the first line flush with the left margin and subsequent lines (called turnover lines) indented. That is, the first line extends fully to the left margin, whereas the balance of the text is indented. It is the opposite of an indent. This style is an effective technique for displaying lists of information. Also called an outdent, a hanging paragraph, or outdenting. See also INDENT PARAGRAPH