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Definition of Indirect

Indirect

  1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.
  2. 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.
  3. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.
  4. 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.
  5. Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc.

Indirect Quotations

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
Simone Weil

Note, besides, that it is no more immoral to directly rob citizens than to slip indirect taxes into the price of goods that they cannot do without.
Albert Camus

This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer's power bills.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers

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.
Louis Pasteur

The books of C.S. Lewis had a very profound, indirect effect on me.
J. I. Packer
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Indirect Translations

indirect in French is indirect
indirect in German is indirekt, indirekte
indirect in Italian is mediato, indiretto
indirect in Spanish is mediato, indirecto
indirect in Swedish is indirekt
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