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Noun: indirection  ,in-dI'rek-shun or ,in-du'rek-shun
  1. Indirect procedure or action
    "he tried to find out by indirection"
  2. Deceitful action that is not straightforward
    "he could see through the indirections of diplomats"

Derived forms: indirections

Type of: deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation, procedure, process

Encyclopedia: Indirection