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1. The quality or state of being indirect.
a. Lack of straightforwardness; deviousness: obtained their goal by subtle indirection.
b. A devious act or statement: wouldn't give us a straight answer, only hints and indirections.
3. Lack of direction; aimlessness.
1. indirect procedure, courses, or methods
2. lack of direction or purpose; aimlessness
3. indirect dealing; deceit
in•di•rec•tion(ˌɪn dəˈrɛk ʃən, -daɪ-)
1. indirect action or procedure.
2. a roundabout course or method.
3. a lack of direction or goal; aimlessness.
4. deceitful or dishonest dealing.
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|Noun||1.||indirection - indirect procedure or action; "he tried to find out by indirection"|
|2.||indirection - deceitful action that is not straightforward; "he could see through the indirections of diplomats"|