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1 not directly caused by something [≠ direct]:
Losing weight is an indirect result of smoking cigarettes.
The indirect effects of climate change may be profound.
2 an indirect way to a place is not the straightest way [≠ direct]:
They took an indirect route, avoiding the town centre.
3 not saying or showing something in a clear definite way [≠ direct]:
George's comments were an indirect way of blaming me.
indirectly adverb:
Perhaps I was indirectly responsible for the misunderstanding.

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