Translation of "indirect" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˌɪn·dɪˈrekt/ us /ˌɪn·dəˈrekt/

connected with something, but not directly

Her health problems are an indirect result of her job.
→ Opposite direct adj adv

(Translation of “indirect” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /indiˈrekt/

not leading straight to the destination; not direct

We arrived late because we took rather an indirect route.

not straightforward

I asked her several questions, but she kept giving me indirect answers.

not intended; not directly aimed at

The food shortage is an indirect result of the war.
indirectness noun

cualidad de indirecto
indirect object noun

(linguistics ) the word in a sentence which stands for the person or thing to or for whom something is given, done etc

complemento indirecto
In ’Give me the book’, ’Tell the children a story’, ’Boil John an egg’, me, the children and John are indirect objects.
indirect speech noun

(linguistics) a person’s words as they are reported rather than in the form in which they were said

discurso indirecto
He said that he would come is the form in indirect speech of He said ’I will come’.

(Translation of “indirect” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)