What does indirect mean?

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  1. Not direct; roundabout; deceiving; setting a trap; confusing.
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But in Standard Spoken English, we use the indirect quotative almost exclusively.
Individuals are captured in close-ups and medium shots, while framing is indirect and frazzled.
Art cognizes reality by its own means, which are more indirect and roundabout, than those of science or historiography.
It will be a matter of judgment whether and how to take account of indirect evidence.
In the second stage, indirect paths were examined by regressing each proximal variable on the distal variables.
It is estimated that a million cubic meters of water is capable of creating 200 jobs in direct and indirect agriculturally generated occupations.

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