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indirect Idioms & Phrases

indirect antonym

  • noun antonyms whose opposition is mediated (e.g., the antonymy of `wet' and `parched' is mediated by the similarity of `parched' to `dry')

Indirect claims

  • claims for remote or consequential damage. Such claims were presented to and thrown out by the commissioners who arbitrated the damage inflicted on the United States by the Confederate States cruisers built and supplied by Great Britain.
Webster 1913

indirect correlation

  • noun a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
    negative correlation.

Indirect demonstration

  • a mode of demonstration in which proof is given by showing that any other supposition involves an absurdity (reductio ad absurdum), or an impossibility; thus, one quantity may be proved equal to another by showing that it can be neither greater nor less.
Webster 1913

Indirect discourse

  • noun a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'")
  • . (Gram.) See Direct discourse, under Direct.
Webster 1913

Indirect evidence

  • noun evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
    circumstantial evidence.
  • evidence or testimony which is circumstantial or inferential, but without witness; opposed to direct evidence.
Webster 1913

indirect expression

  • noun an indirect way of expressing something

indirect fire

  • noun fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons

indirect immunofluorescence

  • noun a method of using fluorescence microscopy to detect the presence of an antigen indirectly

indirect lighting

  • noun a concealed lighting fixture

indirect object

  • noun the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb

indirect request

  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

Indirect tax

  • noun a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations
  • a tax, such as customs, excises, VAT,etc., exacted directly from the merchant, but paid indirectly by the consumer in the higher price demanded for the articles of merchandise.
Webster 1913

indirect transmission

  • noun a transmission mechanism in which the infectious agent is transferred to the person by a fomite of vector