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Definition of Indirect
IndirectIndirect In`di*rect", a. [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F.
1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a
direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.
2. Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest
course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or
consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect
accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.
By what bypaths and indirect, crooked ways I met
this crown. --Shak.
3. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending
to mislead or deceive.
Indirect dealing will be discovered one time or
4. Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or
less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as,
indirect results, damages, or claims.
5. (Logic & Math.) Not reaching the end aimed at by the most
plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof,
Indirect claims, claims for remote or consequential damage.
Such claims were presented to and thrown out by the
commissioners who arbitrated the damage inflicted on the
United States by the Confederate States cruisers built and
supplied by Great Britain.
Indirect demonstration, a mode of demonstration in which
proof is given by showing that any other supposition
involves an absurdity (reductio ad absurdum), or an
impossibility; thus, one quantity may be proved equal to
another by showing that it can be neither greater nor
Indirect discourse. (Gram.) See Direct discourse, under
Indirect evidence, evidence or testimony which is
circumstantial or inferential, but without witness; --
opposed to direct evidence.
Indirect tax, a tax, such as customs, excises, indirectTax Tax, n. [F. taxe, fr. taxer to tax, L. taxare to touch,
sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, fr.
tangere, tactum, to touch. See Tangent, and cf. Task,
1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed
by authority. Specifically:
(a) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for
the support of a government.
A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors,
proverbially the most rapacious. --Macaulay.
(b) Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon
polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a
window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like.
Note: Taxes are annual or perpetual, direct or
(c) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society
to defray its expenses.
2. A task exacted from one who is under control; a
contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed
upon a subject.
3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy
tax on time or health.
4. Charge; censure. [Obs.] --Clarendon.
5. A lesson to be learned; a task. [Obs.] --Johnson.
Tax cart, a spring cart subject to a low tax. [Eng.]
Syn: Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate;
assessment; exaction; custom; demand.
Meaning of Indirect from wikipedia
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in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Indirect
, the opposite
of direct, may refer
approach, a battle strategy Indirect
- In computer
dereferencing) is the ability
to reference something using
a name, reference, or container instead
- An indirect election
or hierarchical voting
is an election
in which voters
do not choose directly among candidates
for an office
rule was a system
used by the British
to control parts
of their colonial
and Asia, which...
- An indirect
tax (such as sales
tax, per unit tax, value added
tax (VAT), or goods
tax (GST), excise, consumption
tax, tariff) is a tax that...
- In linguistics, 'speech or indirect
discourse) is a grammatical mechanism
of another utterance without directly quoting
- Indirect injection
in an internal combustion engine
is fuel injection where
fuel is not directly injected
into the combustion
fire is aiming
a projectile without relying
on a direct
line of sight between
the gun and its target, as in the case of direct
- An indirect branch
as a computed
jump and register-indirect
jump) is a type of program control instruction present
- Indirect costs
that are not directly accountable
to a cost object
(such as a particular
project, facility, function
or product). Like direct...
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