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.]
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.
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
Examples of indirect in a Sentence
Hotels reach 98% occupancy and the city creates 20,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Through such supply chains, there could be direct and indirect effects on Japan.
Appreciation is nothing else but only an indirect application for more/multiplication.
We don't know why, though they had received indirect threats. We don't know who did it.
Similar to any form of aggressive behavior, direct or indirect, it is contagious and can sink performance.
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