Etymology
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indirection (n.)

"irregular means, deceitful action," 1590s, from indirect + -ion.

updated on November 12, 2015

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Definitions of indirection from WordNet

indirection (n.)
indirect procedure or action;
he tried to find out by indirection
indirection (n.)
deceitful action that is not straightforward;
he could see through the indirections of diplomats
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