Definitions of indirect

  1. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines; "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not as a direct effect or consequence; "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "must take an indirect couse in sailing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. having intervening factors or persons or influences; "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Indirectly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Not straight or in a line; as, an indirect road; resulting, in a roundabout manner, from a cause; not reaching the end aimed at by the most straightforward method; not straightforward or fair. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Not direct, not immediate. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. Not direct or straight: not tending to a result by the plainest course: not straightforward or honest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. INDIRECTNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Not direct; roundabout; inferential; equivocal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Indirection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Not direct or straight; not tending directly to the point; not straight forward; not fair or honest. Indirect tax, a tax laid on an article of produce, but really paid by the consumer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Circuitous; not straightforward; unfair; dishonest. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Not by a simple method; complicated; development, mitosis, selection, embryogeny. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. 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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. [Latin] Not direct; not immediate; acting by an intermediary; as I. method of ophthalmoscopy (see Ophthalmoscope). na
  23. (Of road &c.) not straight; not going straight to the point; (Polish Econ., of taxes) not direct, paid by consumer in the form of increased price for the taxed goods; (Gram.) i. speech, reported speech, with necessary changes of pronouns, tenses, &c. (e.g. I will help you, he said he would help me), i. object, person, thing, affected by verbal action but not primarily acted on (e.g. him in give him the book), i. passive, passive having for subject the i. object of the active (e.g. I in I was told it); not directly aimed at, as an i. result. Hence indirectly adv., indirectness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Not straight. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. Acting through another person. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. Not straight, not rectilinear ; not tending otherwise than collaterally or consequentially to a point; not fair, not honest. Complete Dictionary

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