1. Having intervening factors or persons or influences (synset 300774552)
    "reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"; "indirect evidence"; "an indirect cause"
  2. Not direct in spatial dimension;
    Not leading by a straight line or course to a destination (synset 300765898)
    "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
  3. Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines (synset 301420079)
    "cousins are collateral relatives"; "an indirect descendant of the Stuarts"
  4. Extended senses;
    Not direct in manner or language or behavior or action (synset 300770017)
    "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
  5. Not as a direct effect or consequence (synset 301860441)
    "indirect benefits"; "an indirect advantage"

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