indirekt; (long-winded) umständlich

follow an indirect route — nicht den direkten Weg nehmen

by indirect means — auf Umwegen (fig.)

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1) (not leading straight to the destination; not direct: We arrived late because we took rather an indirect route.) nicht direkt
2) (not straightforward: I asked her several questions but she kept giving me indirect answers.) nicht direkt
3) (not intended; not directly aimed at: an indirect result.) indirekt
- indirect object
- indirect speech
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1. (not straight) indirekt
better take an \indirect route through the suburbs fahr lieber einen [kleinen] Umweg über die Vororte
\indirect flight Flug m mit Zwischenstopp
2. (not intended) benefits, consequences mittelbar
\indirect effect Sekundäreffekt m
\indirect evidence indirekter Beweis
3. (not done directly)
by \indirect means auf Umwegen fig
4. (avoiding direct mention) indirekt
\indirect attack/remark Anspielung f
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1) indirekt; consequence, result indirekt, mittelbar

in an indirect way, by indirect means — auf indirekte Weise, auf Umwegen

by an indirect route/path/road — auf Umwegen or einem Umweg

to make an indirect reference to sb/sth — auf jdn/etw anspielen or indirekt Bezug nehmen

2) (GRAM) indirekt
* * *
indirect [ˌındıˈrekt; -daı-] adj (adv indirectly)
1. allg indirekt (Beleuchtung, Steuern etc)
2. indirekt, mittelbar (Beweis etc):
indirect cost (oder expense) WIRTSCH Gemeinkosten pl;
indirect exchange WIRTSCH Preisnotierung f (eines Devisenkurses);
indirect labo(u)r WIRTSCH Fertigungsgemeinkostenlöhne pl;
indirect materials cost Materialgemeinkosten pl
3. nicht direkt oder gerade (beide auch fig):
an indirect answer eine ausweichende Antwort;
indirect means Umwege, Umschweife;
by indirect means auf Umwegen;
indirect route Umweg m
4. unehrlich, unredlich
5. LING indirekt (Frage etc):
indirect object Dativobjekt n;
indirect passive von einem indirekten od präpositionalen Objekt gebildetes Passiv;
indirect speech (bes US discourse) indirekte Rede
ind. abk
1. independence
2. independent
3. index
4. indicated
5. LING indicative
6. indigo
7. indirect
8. industrial
9. industry
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indirekt; (long-winded) umständlich

follow an indirect route — nicht den direkten Weg nehmen

by indirect means — auf Umwegen (fig.)

* * *
indirekt adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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