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English definition of “indirect”

indirect

adjective (NOT STRAIGHT)   /ˌɪn·dəˈrekt, ˌɪn·dɑɪ-/
not following a straight line, or not connected in a simple way: an indirect route Ransom thought the best approach in defending truth is the indirect one.
(Definition of indirect adjective (NOT STRAIGHT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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