What does Indirect mean?

Definitions for Indirect
ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-Indi·rect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indirect(adj)

    having intervening factors or persons or influences

    "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"

  2. indirect(adj)

    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"

  3. collateral, indirect(adj)

    descended from a common ancestor but through different lines

    "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"

  4. indirect(adj)

    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"

  5. indirect(adj)

    not as a direct effect or consequence

    "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"

Wiktionary

  1. indirect(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indirect(adj)

    not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]

  2. Indirect(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]

  3. Indirect(adj)

    not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]

  4. Indirect(adj)

    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

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]

  5. Indirect(adj)

    not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc

    Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indirect

    in-di-rekt′, adj. not direct or straight: not lineal or in direct succession: not related in the natural way, oblique: not straightforward or honest.—adv. Indirect′ly.—ns. Indirect′ness, Indirec′tion (Shak.), indirect course or means, dishonest practice.—Indirect evidence, or testimony, circumstantial or inferential evidence; Indirect object (gram.), a substantive word dependent on a verb less immediately than an accusative governed by it; Indirect syllogism (logic), a syllogism which can be made more cogent and useful by the process called reduction.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Indirect' in Adjectives Frequency: #738

How to pronounce Indirect?

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How to say Indirect in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indirect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Indirect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Indirect in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Torres:

    The system that we train builds in AI, yet does not eliminate the human being. AI-enabled algorithms can identify direct and indirect digital relationships among bad actors.

  2. Alain Di Crescenzo:

    Halving activity equates to 40,000 direct jobs locally and the same again for indirect jobs.

  3. Fawaz Gerges:

    We were hoping that a diplomatic solution could be found to the Syrian crisis in the next few months. Forget about it, we were hoping for a diplomatic solution in Yemen. Forget about it. ... Here, you have the two most powerful Islamic states in the heart of the Middle East now basically waging a direct confrontation, as opposed to an indirect war by proxy, so ... we should be really alarmed at the escalation of the confrontation.

  4. Al Allaq:

    We were observing the movements of al-Baghdadi in indirect ways through his family, by doing that, it gives us some sort of secrecy and we gave al-Baghdadi an impression that we were not monitoring his movements.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Appreciation is nothing else but an indirect application for more or multiplication. Besides that, any person who feels appreciated will surely end up doing more than he or she has done before. Thus, take nothing for granted. For, anything taken for granted will eventually be taken away (mark you). ~Emeasoba George

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