Definition of 'indirect'
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Free kicks Should direct free kicks be allowed, or indirect free kicks only? Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were no grounds for the indirect discrimination claim. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This means just one extra transaction cost when taking the indirect route rather than the direct route. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)But their indirect influence has been considerable. Foucault and Derrida - The Other Side Of Reason (1990)We do not know what the sum of direct and indirect costs of bankruptcy amounts to. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)There may potentially be scope for existing staff to claim indirect discrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The most obvious example of such an indirect route is behaviour. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)Such encouragement is both direct and indirect. Christianity Today (2000)And there is a significant indirect effect. The Sun (2008)The next question concerned indirect race discrimination. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It may also take the form of indirect discrimination. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)Other flight options will involve indirect routes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Radio also has an indirect influence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Ironically, the fire was the indirect result of a new environmental consciousness. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)To apply behavior costing methodology properly, both direct and indirect costs must be considered. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsIn the absence of a time machine, biologists must resort to the indirect evidence provided by comparative studies. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)The inquiry finds that more than half the women who died from direct or indirect causes in the most recent period were either overweight or obese. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its best influence may be indirect, by the example of sudden, transforming prosperity. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Digging holes in roads for pipes and cables costs 1 billion annually and a further 4 billion through indirect costs caused by delays and inconvenience. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'indirect'
British English: indirect /ˌɪndɪˈrɛkt/ ADJECTIVE
An indirect result or effect is not caused immediately and obviously by a thing or person, but happens because of something else that they have done.
Millions could die of hunger as an indirect result of the war.
- American English: indirect
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مُبَاشِرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: indireto
- Chinese: 间接的
- Croatian: neizravan
- Czech: nepřímý
- Danish: indirekte
- Dutch: indirect
- European Spanish: indirecto
- Finnish: epäsuora
- French: indirect
- German: indirekt
- Greek: έμμεσος
- Italian: indiretto
- Japanese: 間接的な
- Korean: 간접의
- Norwegian: indirekte
- Polish: pośredni
- European Portuguese: indireto
- Romanian: indirect
- Russian: непрямой
- Spanish: indirecto
- Swedish: indirekt
- Thai: ไม่ตรง
- Turkish: dolaylı
- Ukrainian: непрямий
- Vietnamese: gián tiếp
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