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English definition of “indirect”

indirect

adjective (NOT STRAIGHT)    /ˌɪn.daɪˈrekt/ /-dɪ-/
C1 not following a straight line, or not directly or simply connected: to take an indirect route/flightDescribing angles, lines and orientations indirectly     /-li/ adverb C1 She still controls the company indirectly through her son, who is the managing director.ComplexityDifficult to understand
(Definition of indirect adjective (NOT STRAIGHT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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