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indirect US English

Not directly caused by or resulting from something

indirect US Thesaurus

an indirect effect

indirect rule US English

A system of government of one nation by another in which the governed people retain certain administrative, legal, and other powers

indirect tax US English

A tax levied on goods and services rather than on income or profits

indirect costs US English

Costs that are derived from overhead charges or subsidiary work

indirect object US English

A noun phrase referring to someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object (e.g., him in give him the book)

indirect speech US English

Another term for reported speech.

indirect lighting US English

Lighting that is from a concealed source and is diffusely reflected

indirect question US English

A question in reported speech, e.g., they asked who I was

indirect taxation US English

The levying of tax on goods and services rather than income or profits

indirect advertising US English

Advertising that does not directly promote a product or service but makes people aware of it by indirect means such as sponsorship or product placement