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indirect

Pronunciation: /ˌɪndəˈrekt; ˌɪndaɪ-; ˌɪndɪˈrekt; ˌɪndaɪ-/

Translation of indirect in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (circuitous, roundabout) [route/method] indirecto
    Example sentences
    • To have any hope of success, the effort to reduce the country's dependence on subsidies will have to follow indirect routes.
    • And they took a most indirect route to the cemetery, heading out across the Bow flyover.
    • Some businesses said they had experienced a drop in takings when it came to the closure because many customers were not willing to take an indirect route.
    1.2 (veiled) [threat/criticism] indirecto, velado 1.3 (secondary) [result/benefit] indirecto
    Example sentences
    • Direct impacts initiate subsequent rounds of income creation, spending and re-spending and result in indirect and induced effects.
    • In this first mechanism, the gene is not strictly required in the embryo sac; the effect is an indirect result of the specialization of the endosperm.
    • What if the heritabilities observed for IQ are a result of indirect effects that can be changed by changing social practice?
  • 2 [Linguistics/Lingüística] [statement/question] indirecto indirect discourse o (British English/inglés británico) speech estilo (masculine) indirecto
    Example sentences
    • I would be surprised if I went through all the prayers and there was no mention, direct or indirect, of the Ten Commandments or a couple of them.
    • Of the Tories, there was only one direct mention and one indirect reference as the Prime Minister seemed to have bigger things on his mind.
    • Being excitable is not helpful in dealing with a direct or indirect attack and discredits all the good work.
  • 3 [Finance] [costs/expenses/taxes] indirecto
    Example sentences
    • Will this new organization repay all direct costs as well as indirect costs and allocated overhead?
    • The award will not include overhead or indirect costs.
    • You will also have other costs, indirect costs or overheads, these are costs you will still have to pay whether you work for that client or not.
    Example sentences
    • He also shifted the tax burden from direct income tax to indirect taxation through the introduction of a goods and service tax.
    • And if you tax consumption with indirect taxation, taxes often pyramid, with resultant price increases of a regressive nature.
    • The paradigm of direct taxation is income tax, the paradigm of indirect taxation is a tax on sales.

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