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Main Entry: inĚdiĚrect
Pronunciation: secondarystressin-dschwa-primarystressrekt, -dimacr-
Function: adjective
1 : not straight or direct <an indirect route>
2 : not straightforward <indirect methods> <an indirect answer>
3 : not having a plainly seen connection <an indirect cause>
4 : stating what an original speaker said with changes in wording that make the statement fit grammatically with the rest of the sentence <"that he would call" in "He said that he would call" is in indirect discourse>
- inĚdiĚrectĚly adverb
- inĚdiĚrectĚness /-primarystressrek(t)-nschwas/ noun

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