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Main Entry: inĚdiĚrect
Pronunciation: in-d-rekt, -d-
Function: adjective 1: not straight or direct <an indirect route> 2: not straightforward <indirect methods> <an indirect answer> 3: not having a plainly seen connection <an indirect cause> 4: stating what an original speaker said with changes in wording that make the statement fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence <"that he would call" in "He said that he would call" is in indirect discourse> - inĚdiĚrectĚlyadverb - inĚdiĚrectĚness /-rek(t)-ns/ noun