indirect indirect  /ɪn də ˈrɛkt/


  1. (adj) having intervening factors or persons or influences
  2. (adj) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
  3. (adj) descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
  4. (adj) extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action
  5. (adj) not as a direct effect or consequence



  1. Critics view it as an indirect subsidy that hikes taxes for other property owners and violates the First Amendment because it amounts to state support of religion.
  2. Kadivar has also formulated a theory on why terrorism is forbidden in Islaman indirect reproach to an Iranian regime that is widely accused of backing terrorist groups.
  3. In other words, you don't have to know what free indirect discourse is to read it, because you already know how to read it.


  1. BlackRock(R) Announces June Distributions on Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp.

    BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. , today announced the final June distribution for Big Bank Big Oil Split Corp. Unitholders of record on ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Public Spirit police reports June 16

    Abington Indirect criminal contempt … Robert Kiesel, 43, of Unity Street, Philadelphia, was charged with indirect criminal contempt after a victim reported that Kiesel called her from prison about 61 times April 5 at 8:30 p.m. while she had an active protection order against him, police said. The victim answered one call that came up unavailable on her caller ID and heard Kiesel screaming and ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Public Spirit & The Willow Grove Guide

  3. MBDA unveils new system

    PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- A new system for indirect precision attack for land and naval forces has been unveiled at the Paris Air Show by European missile systems company MBDA.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "We have reason to believe that, through two intelligence-driven operations over the last few days, we now have detained all of the leadership and the key operatives of the indirect fire cell that attacked Victory Base last week," said Brig....
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Vincent Brooks Source: CNN

  2. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, said stockholders had no knowledge of the actions of the two vendors and thus cannot show those companies' actions influenced investors "except in an indirect chain that we find too remote for...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Washington Post

  3. "We call on the Palestinian Authority to halt negotiations, direct or indirect, with Israel because of this crime," said Ismail Haniya, the Islamist movement's prime minister in Gaza.
    on May 30, 2010 By: Ismail Haniyeh Source: AFP

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