indirection

noun in·di·rec·tion \ ˌin-də-ˈrek-shən , -(ˌ)dī- \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of indirection

1 a : indirect action or procedure
b : lack of direction : aimlessness
2 a : lack of straightforwardness and openness : deceitfulness
b : something (such as an act or statement) marked by lack of straightforwardness
  • hated diplomatic indirections
  • Rev. of Reviews

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First Known Use of indirection

1590


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