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|part of speech:
||not in a straight line, course, or route.
I took an indirect route home so that I could stop and see the foal.
||caused by something, but not directly.
There were some indirect benefits from the accident.
||not direct; avoiding stating the truth.
When I asked Mira why she was late, she gave me an indirect reply.
- direct, straight
||indirectly (adv.), indirectness (n.)