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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.
  3. 3
    not communicated in a direct way
    He made only indirect references to his opponent.
    indirect assurances of continued support


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