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English → English
Definition: indirect discourse
n : a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified
appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be
modified to `he said he is a fool'") [ant: direct discourse
English → English
Definition: Indirect discourse
, a. [Pref. in- not + direct: cf. F.
1. Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a
direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.
2. Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest
course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or
consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect
accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.
By what bypaths and indirect, crooked ways
I met this crown. --Shak.
3. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending
to mislead or deceive.
Indirect dealing will be discovered one time or
4. Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or
less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as,
indirect results, damages, or claims.
5. (Logic & Math.) Not reaching the end aimed at by the most
plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof,
, claims for remote or consequential damage.
Such claims were presented to and thrown out by the
commissioners who arbitrated the damage inflicted on the
United States by the Confederate States cruisers built and
supplied by Great Britain.
, a mode of demonstration in which
proof is given by showing that any other supposition
involves an absurdity (reductio ad absurdum), or an
impossibility; thus, one quantity may be proved equal to
another by showing that it can be neither greater nor
. (Gram.) See Direct discourse
, evidence or testimony which is
circumstantial or inferential, but without witness; --
opposed to direct evidence
, a tax, such as customs, excises, etc.,
exacted directly from the merchant, but paid indirectly by
the consumer in the higher price demanded for the articles