Meaning of “indirect” - Learner’s Dictionary

indirect

adjective uk us /ˌɪndɪˈrekt/
NOT CONNECTED

not directly caused by or connected with something:

NOT OBVIOUS

hidden, or not taken or given in a way that is obvious:

indirect taxes/costs
an indirect criticism
NOT STRAIGHT

not going straight from one place or person to another:

an indirect route
indirectly adverb

(Definition of “indirect” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)