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Meaning of “indirect” - Learner’s Dictionary

indirect

adjective     /ˌɪndɪˈrekt/
NOT CONNECTED
not directly caused by or connected with something: Indirect effects of the fighting include disease and food shortages.ComplexityDifficult to understand
NOT OBVIOUS
hidden, or not taken or given in a way that is obvious: indirect taxes/costs an indirect criticismComplexityDifficult to understand
NOT STRAIGHT
not going straight from one place or person to another: an indirect routeComplexityDifficult to understand
indirectly adverb
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