What does indirect mean?

Definitions for indirect
ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-in·di·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. Louis Pasteur:

    The universe is asymmetric and I am persuaded that life, as it is known to us, is a direct result of the asymmetry of the universe or of its indirect consequences. The universe is asymmetric.

  2. Rebecca Laws:

    It is undeniable that there will be numerous direct and indirect health effects as a result of climate change, rebecca Laws could be witnessing one such direct health effect, as epidemics of( chronic kidney disease) become more apparent in hot and humid regions throughout the world.

  3. Joseph Dunford:

    We watch with great concern when industry partners work in China knowing that there is that indirect benefit, frankly, 'indirect' may be not a full characterization of the way it really is, it is more of a direct benefit to the Chinese military.

  4. James Scott:

    The most successful attacks by more sophisticated hackers tend to be strategically “indirect”. Why risk attacking Target directly and getting caught. Just hack the HVAC contractor and use their access to Target’s network

  5. The Teachings of Ebenezum, Volume VIII:

    A wizard cannot do everything; a fact most magicians are reticent to admit, let alone discuss with prospective clients. Still, the fact remains that there are certain objects, and people, that are, for one reason or another, completely immune to any direct magical spell. It is for this group of beings that the magician learns the subtleties of using indirect spells. It also does no harm, in dealing with these matters, to carry a large club near your person at all times.

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