Definitions for indirect
ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-in·di·rect
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indirect.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: indirect, Fr. indirectus, Latin.
The tender prince
Would fain have come with me to meet your grace;
But by his mother was perforce with-held.
—— Fy, what an indirect and peevish course
Is this of her's? William Shakespeare, Richard III.
Think you, that any means under the sun
Can assecure so indirect a course? Samuel Daniel, Civil War.
Those things which they do know they may, upon sundry indirect considerations, let pass; and although themselves do not err, yet may they deceive others. Richard Hooker.
O pity and shame! that they who to live well
Enter'd so fair, should turn aside, to tread
Paths indirect. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi.
Indirect dealing will be discovered one time or other, and then he loses his reputation. John Tillotson.
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
Etymology: [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F. indirect.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
applied to metamorphosis = complete.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'indirect' in Adjectives Frequency: #738
The numerical value of indirect in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of indirect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
The aggressive position he (Trump) took in the impeachment trial could have an indirect impact in the courts.
Although virtual urgent care and in-person urgent care have not been compared head-to-head, virtual urgent care has its downsides – indirect physical exam, difficult access to testing, and unclear follow-up, while the quality of care is not perfect anywhere, a patient’s primary care doctor should be a person’s first point of contact.
The problem is that we don’t see executives take time off. The indirect message [to employees] is that they shouldn’t take time off either.
We have tried to receive the data from authorities. We tried in various ways, direct and indirect, but we didn't get it, we are now renewing our efforts.
Turkey and AK Party governments have never had any direct or indirect links with any terrorist group and have never showed tolerance to any terrorist group.
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