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adjective indirect pronunciation in American English /ˌɪndɪˈrekt/indirect pronunciation in American English /ˌɪndaɪˈrekt/
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  1. 1
    not the immediate result of something

    an indirect approach to the problem

    Her promotion may have an indirect effect on the morale of other employees.

    There will be substantial indirect benefits to the population.

    The observation of black holes in space must rely on indirect methods.

  2. 2
    not using the shortest way

    We took an indirect but scenic route through the mountains.


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