Indirection In`di*rec"tion, n. [Cf. F. indirection.] Oblique course or means; dishonest practices; indirectness. ``By indirections find directions out.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • indirection — indirect ► ADJECTIVE 1) not direct. 2) (of costs) deriving from overhead charges or subsidiary work. 3) (of taxation) levied on goods and services rather than income or profits. DERIVATIVES indirection noun indirectly adverb indirectness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • indirection — noun 1. indirect procedure or action (Freq. 1) he tried to find out by indirection • Hypernyms: ↑procedure, ↑process 2. deceitful action that is not straightforward he could see through the indirections of diplomats • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • indirection — noun Date: 1590 1. a. indirect action or procedure b. lack of direction ; aimlessness 2. a. lack of straightforwardness and openness ; deceitfulness b. something (as an act or statement) marked by lack of straightforwardness < hated diplomatic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • indirection — noun /ˈɪndəˈɹɛkʃən,ˈɪndɪˈɹɛkʃən,ˈɪndaɪˈɹɛkʃən/ a) A lack of direction; deviousness or aimlessness b) Use of a variable or object through its address …   Wiktionary

  • indirection — (in di rè ksion) s. f. Défaut de direction. ÉTYMOLOGIE    In.... 1, et direction …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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