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indirection

[in-duh-rek-shuh n, -dahy-] /ˌɪn dəˈrɛk ʃən, -daɪ-/
noun
1.
indirect action or procedure.
2.
a roundabout course or method.
3.
a lack of direction or goal; aimlessness:
His efforts were marked by indirection and indecisiveness.
4.
deceitful or dishonest dealing.
Origin of indirection
1585-1595
1585-95; indirect + -ion, modeled on direction
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indirection

/ˌɪndɪˈrɛkʃən/
noun
1.
indirect procedure, courses, or methods
2.
lack of direction or purpose; aimlessness
3.
indirect dealing; deceit
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Word Origin and History for indirection
n.

c.1600, from indirect + -ion.

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