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Meaning of indirect by Wiktionary Dictionary

indirect


    Etymology

    From in- +‎ direct

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ɛkt

    Adjective

    indirect ( comparative more indirect, superlative most indirect )

    1. Not direct; roundabout; deceiving; setting a trap; confusing .

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Explanation of indirect by Wordnet Dictionary

indirect


    Adjective
    1. not direct in spatial dimension

    2. sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
      you must take an indirect course in sailing
    3. extended senses

    4. making indirect but legitimate inquiries
      an indirect insult
      doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind
      though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest
      known as a shady indirect fellow
    5. having intervening factors or persons or influences

    6. reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
      indirect evidence
      an indirect cause
    7. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

    8. an indirect descendant of the Stuarts
    9. not as a direct effect or consequence

    10. indirect benefits
      an indirect advantage