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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 / flight Describing 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
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