Definition of Indirectness

1. Noun. Having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal.

Generic synonyms: Characteristic
Specialized synonyms: Allusiveness, Mediacy, Mediateness, Deviousness, Obliqueness, Discursiveness
Antonyms: Directness
Derivative terms: Indirect, Indirect



Definition of Indirectness

1. n. The quality or state of being indirect; obliquity; deviousness; crookedness.

Definition of Indirectness

1. Noun. The condition of being indirect ¹

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Definition of Indirectness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indirectness

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indirectness (current term)
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Literary usage of Indirectness

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1. A Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity by Augustus Edward Hough Love (1906)
"indirectness of experimental results. The object of experimental investigations of the behaviour of elastic bodies may be said to be the discovery of ..."

2. The Science of Rhetoric: An Introduction to the Laws of Effective Discourse by David Jayne Hill (1877)
"(8) indirectness.—In order to convince the understanding, it is necessary to keep before the mind the precise point to be established. ..."

3. Naturalism and Agnosticism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the by James Ward (1903)
"... IV MOLECULAR MECHANICS : ITS indirectness Distinction of mass and molecule. The molecule not a 'minute body.'' The advance from abstract mechanics to ..."

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