Definition of INDIRECT

Adjective : INDIRECT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having intervening factors or persons or influences; "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

    ) descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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. (

    ) not as a direct effect or consequence; "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage" ;

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