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in·di·rect

 (ĭn′dĭ-rĕkt′, -dī-)
adj.
1. Diverging from a direct course; roundabout.
2.
a. Not proceeding straight to the point or object.
b. Not forthright and candid; devious.
3. Not directly planned for; secondary: indirect benefits.
4. Reporting the exact or approximate words of another with such changes as are necessary to bring the original statement into grammatical conformity with the sentence in which it is included: indirect discourse.
5. Logic Involving, relating to, or being the proof of a statement by the demonstration of the impossibility or absurdity of the statement's negation.
6. Sports Being an indirect free kick.

in′di·rect′ly adv.
in′di·rect′ness n.

indirect

(ˌɪndɪˈrɛkt)
adj
1. deviating from a direct course or line; roundabout; circuitous
2. not coming as a direct effect or consequence; secondary: indirect benefits.
3. not straightforward, open, or fair; devious or evasive: an indirect insult.
4. (of a title or an inheritance) not inherited in an unbroken line of succession from father to son
ˌindiˈrectly adv
ˌindiˈrectness n

in•di•rect

(ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ-)

adj.
1. deviating from a straight line, as a path.
2. not resulting directly or immediately, as effects or consequences.
3. not direct in action or procedure.
4. devious; not straightforward.
5. not direct in bearing, application, force, etc.: indirect evidence.
6. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of indirect speech.
7. not descending in a direct line of succession, as a title or inheritance.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
in`di•rect′ly, adv.
in`di•rect′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indirect - having intervening factors or persons or influences; "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"
mediate - acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
2.indirect - 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"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
direct - direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
3.indirect - descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
related - connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
4.indirect - 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"
direct - straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
5.indirect - not as a direct effect or consequence; "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"
secondary - being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate; "the stone will be hauled to a secondary crusher"; "a secondary source"; "a secondary issue"; "secondary streams"

indirect

adjective
1. related, accompanying, secondary, subsidiary, contingent, collateral, incidental, unintended, ancillary, concomitant They are feeling the indirect effects of the recession elsewhere.
3. oblique, implied, roundabout, backhanded, evasive, circuitous, sidelong, circumlocutory, periphrastic His remarks amounted to an indirect appeal for aid.

indirect

adjective
1. Not taking a direct or straight line or course:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُبَاشِرٌغَيْر مُباشِرغَيْر مُسْتَقيمغَيْر مُوَجَّه إلى، غَيْر مُباشِر
nepřímýnezamýšlenývedlejšívyhýbavý
indirektebi-
epäsuora
neizravan
közvetett
óbeinnóbeinn; krókaleiîóheiîarlegur; loîin svör
間接的な
간접의
netiesioginė kalbanetiesioginis papildinysnetiesumas
aplinku-izvairīgsnetiešs
posreden
indirekt
ไม่ตรง
gián tiếp

indirect

[ˌɪndɪˈrekt]
A. ADJ [route, criticism, result, costs] → indirecto
in an indirect wayde una forma indirecta
B. CPD indirect lighting Niluminación f indirecta
indirect object N (Gram) → objeto m or complemento m indirecto
indirect question N (Gram) → oración f interrogativa indirecta
indirect speech N (Gram) → estilo m indirecto
indirect tax Nimpuesto m indirecto

indirect

[ˌɪndaɪˈrɛkt ˌɪndəˈrɛkt] adj
[result, effect] → indirect(e)
[route, flight] → indirect(e)
[answer] → indirect(e)
indirect reference → allusion f voiléeindirect discourse (US) n (GRAMMAR)discours m indirect

indirect

adj
indirekt; consequence, resultindirekt, mittelbar; in an indirect way, by indirect meansauf indirekte Weise, auf Umwegen; by an indirect route/path/roadauf Umwegen or einem Umweg; to make an indirect reference to somebody/somethingauf jdn/etw anspielen or indirekt Bezug nehmen
(Gram) → indirekt

indirect

[ˌɪndɪˈrɛkt] adj (gen) (Gram) → indiretto/a; (road, route, answer) → non diretto/a

indirect

(indiˈrekt) adjective
1. not leading straight to the destination; not direct. We arrived late because we took rather an indirect route.
2. not straightforward. I asked her several questions but she kept giving me indirect answers.
3. not intended; not directly aimed at. an indirect result.
ˌindiˈrectness noun
indirect object
the word in a sentence which stands for the person or thing to or for whom something is given, done etc. In `Give me the book', `Tell the children a story', `Boil John an egg', me, the children and John are indirect objects.
indirect speech
a person's words as they are reported rather than in the form in which they were said. He said that he would come is the form in indirect speech of He said `I will come'.

indirect

غَيْرُ مُبَاشِرٌ nepřímý indirekte indirekt έμμεσος indirecto epäsuora indirect neizravan indiretto 間接的な 간접의 indirect indirekte pośredni indireto непрямой indirekt ไม่ตรง dolaylı gián tiếp 间接的

indirect

a. indirecto-a;
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___ hemagglutination testprueba de hemaglutinación ___;
___ immunofluorescenceinmunofluorescencia ___;
___ laryngoscopylaringoscopía ___;
___ nuclear divisiondivisión nuclear ___;
___ reacting bilirubinebilirubina reactiva ___;
___ transfusiontransfusión ___;
___ visionvisión ___.
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For, while the physical outline and substance were darkening away from the beholder's eye, the bold, hard, and, at the same time, indirect character of the man seemed to be brought out in a kind of spiritual relief.
In fact, did you ever hear what might be called regular news direct or indirect from New Guinea?
Accustomed, for many years, to regard his master's property as his own care, Tom saw, with an uneasiness he could scarcely repress, the wasteful expenditure of the establishment; and, in the quiet, indirect way which his class often acquire, would sometimes make his own suggestions.
Probably those damp walls would soon have eased me of her charge: but to each villain his own vice; and mine is not a tendency to indirect assassination, even of what I most hate.
Was the old man's thoughtful offer of hospitality another indirect expression of the natural human distress which he perversely concealed?
O pittie and shame, that they who to live well Enterd so faire, should turn aside to tread Paths indirect, or in the mid way faint
In a still more indirect way, he was helped by Morse's invention of the telegraph; by Faraday's discovery of the phenomena of magnetic induction; by Sturgeon's first electro-magnet; and by Volta's electric battery.
Still," said the captain, "I would not make myself known abruptly, but in some indirect way.
In so opulent a nation as that of Britain, where direct taxes from superior wealth must be much more tolerable, and, from the vigor of the government, much more practicable, than in America, far the greatest part of the national revenue is derived from taxes of the indirect kind, from imposts, and from excises.
Nor, in many cases, can such an adjustment be made at all without taking into view indirect and remote considerations, which will rarely prevail over the immediate interest which one party may find in disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole.
Is not that also social, and determined by the social conditions under which you educate, by the intervention, direct or indirect, of society, by means of schools, etc.
Their threats were, however, mingled with some sort of indirect apology for the defeat of the two of them by a feeble madman.

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