Indirect

  • 1 indirect — indirect, e [ ɛ̃dirɛkt ] adj. • 1416; lat. indirectus ♦ Qui n est pas direct. 1 ♦ Qui n est pas en ligne droite, qui fait un ou plusieurs détours. ⇒ courbe, détourné. Itinéraire indirect. Éclairage indirect, qui éclaire par réflexion sur les… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 indirect — INDIRÉCT, Ă, indirecţi, te, adj. 1. (Adesea adverbial) Care nu este direct, care se produce, apare sau se obţine prin mijlocirea cuiva sau a ceva. 2. (lingv.; în sintagmele) Stil indirect sau vorbire indirectă = procedeu sintactic de redare a… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 indirect — indirect, ecte (in di rèkt, rèk t ; voy. DIRECT, pour la prononciation de la finale) adj. 1°   Qui n est pas direct. Chemin indirect. 2°   Fig. Qui suit une voie détournée. Avis indirect. Moyens indirects.    Louanges indirectes, celles qu on… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Indirect — In di*rect , a. [Pref. in not + direct: cf. F. indirect.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road. [1913 Webster] 2. Not tending to an aim, purpose, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 indirect — indirect, circuitous, roundabout are comparable when applied to ways, routes, or means with the meaning not leading by a straight path to a destination or goal. Indirect basically implies departure from the straight and short line between two… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 indirect — I Adjective allusive, ambagious, backhanded, circuitous, circumambulating, circumlocutory, covert, crooked, desultory, deviating, deviatory, devious, devius, digressing, digressive, excursive, hidden, implicit, labyrinthine, meandering, non… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 indirect — UK US /ˌɪndɪˈrekt/ adjective ► not done or communicated in a direct way: »We decided to take an indirect approach to tackling the problem of absenteeism. »He made only an indirect reference to what had happened at the meeting. ► happening in… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 8 indirect — [in΄də rekt′; ] occas. [, in΄dīrekt′] adj. [ME < ML indirectus] not direct; specif., a) not straight; deviating; roundabout b) not straight to the point, or to the person or thing aimed at [an indirect reply] c) not straightforward; not fair… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 indirect — (adj.) late 14c., from M.Fr. indirect (14c.) or directly from L.L. indirectus, from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + directus (see DIRECT (Cf. direct)). Related: Indirectness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 indirect — Indirect, [indir]ecte. adj. Qui n est pas direct. Il n a point d usage au propre. Fig. Voyes indirectes, Se dit en mauvaise part, pour de mauvais moyens. Il est parvenu à cette charge par des voyes indirectes. On appelle aussi figur. Loüanges… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 11 Indirect — (v. lat.), nicht geradezu, mittelbar, durch einen Dritten …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Indirect — Indirect, lat. deutsch, der Gegensatz von direct, s. d …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 13 indirect — [adj] roundabout; unintended ambiguous, ancillary, circuitous, circular, circumlocutory, collateral, complicated, contingent, crooked, devious, discursive, duplicitous, erratic, eventual, implied, incidental, long, long drawn out*, long way home* …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 indirect — Indirect, Indirectus. Ligne indirecte …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 15 indirect — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not direct. 2) (of costs) deriving from overhead charges or subsidiary work. 3) (of taxation) levied on goods and services rather than income or profits. DERIVATIVES indirection noun indirectly adverb indirectness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 indirect — [[t]ɪ̱ndaɪre̱kt, dɪr [/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n An indirect result or effect is not caused immediately and obviously by a thing or person, but happens because of something else that they have done. Businesses are feeling the indirect effects from… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 indirect — in|di|rect [ ,ındı rekt, ,ındaı rekt ] adjective ** not direct or not using the shortest way: We took an indirect but scenic route through the mountains. an indirect approach to the problem a. an indirect effect is not the immediate result of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 INDIRECT — ECTE. adj. Qui n est pas direct. Chemin indirect. Voie indirecte.   Il s emploie plus ordinairement au figuré. Critique indirecte. Louanges indirectes. Avis indirect. Question indirecte. Moyens indirects. Cet homme ne va jamais que par des voies… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 19 indirect — indirectly, adv. indirectness, n. /in deuh rekt , duy /, adj. 1. not in a direct course or path; deviating from a straight line; roundabout: an indirect course in sailing. 2. coming or resulting otherwise than directly or immediately, as effects… …

    Universalium

  • 20 indirect */*/ — UK [ˌɪndəˈrekt] / UK [ˌɪndaɪˈrekt] / US / US [ˌɪndɪˈrekt] adjective 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 …

    English dictionary