indirection

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

Definition of indirection

  1. 1a :  indirect action or procedureb :  lack of direction :  aimlessness

  2. 2a :  lack of straightforwardness and openness :  deceitfulnessb :  something (as an act or statement) marked by lack of straightforwardness hated diplomatic indirectionsRev. of Reviews

1590

First Known Use of indirection

1590

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