[ in-duh-rekt, -dahy- ]
/ ˌɪn dəˈrɛkt, -daɪ- /


Origin of indirect

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English word from Medieval Latin word indīrēctus. See in-3, direct

OTHER WORDS FROM indirect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for indirect

/ (ˌɪndɪˈrɛkt) /


deviating from a direct course or line; roundabout; circuitous
not coming as a direct effect or consequence; secondaryindirect benefits
not straightforward, open, or fair; devious or evasivean indirect insult
(of a title or an inheritance) not inherited in an unbroken line of succession from father to son

Derived forms of indirect

indirectly, adverbindirectness, noun
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