Definitions for indirectˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-
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having intervening factors or persons or influences
"reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"
not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
"cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
"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"
not as a direct effect or consequence
"indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"
Not direct; roundabout; deceiving; setting a trap; confusing.
not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road
not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect accusation, attack, answer, or proposal
not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive
not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as, indirect results, damages, or claims
not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc
Origin: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]
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