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English definition of “indirect”

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
(Definition of indirect from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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