indirection

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noun in·di·rec·tion \ˌin-də-ˈrek-shən, -(ˌ)dī-\

Definition of indirection

  1. 1 a :  indirect action or procedure b :  lack of direction :  aimlessness

  2. 2 a :  lack of straightforwardness and openness :  deceitfulness b :  something (as an act or statement) marked by lack of straightforwardness <hated diplomatic indirectionsReview of Reviews>

1590

First Known Use of indirection

1590


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