Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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indirect discourse an indirect statement of what someone said, rather than an exact quotation, that has been altered to conform grammatically to the context in which it is made, as in "She said that she was leaving".
indirect lighting lighting not directed at the object or area to be illuminated, but rather reflected, as off a ceiling, or diffused.
indirect object the part of a sentence that indicates a person or thing that is indirectly affected by the action of the verb. In the sentence, "I made him some tea," "him" is the indirect object.
indirect tax a tax not levied on those who ultimately bear the cost, such as a tax on a manufacturer that is passed on to the consumer through higher prices.