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indirect discourse

Indirect discourse is the same as indirect speech.  
  (AM)      n-uncount  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
1       adj   An indirect result or effect is not caused immediately and obviously by a thing or person, but happens because of something else that they have done.  
usu ADJ n     (Antonym: direct)    Businesses are feeling the indirect effects from the recession that's going on elsewhere...     
  indirectly      adv   usu ADV adj, ADV with v, also ADV with cl  
Drugs are indirectly responsible for the violence...     
2       adj   An indirect route or journey does not use the shortest or easiest way between two places.,   (Antonym: direct)    The goods went by a rather indirect route.     
3       adj   Indirect remarks and information suggest something or refer to it, without actually mentioning it or stating it clearly.  
His remarks amounted to an indirect appeal for economic aid...     
  indirectly      adv   ADV with v  
He referred indirectly to the territorial dispute.     

indirect discourse     
Indirect discourse is the same as indirect speech.  
  (AM)      n-uncount  
indirect object        ( indirect objects    plural  ) An indirect object is an object which is used with a transitive verb to indicate who benefits from an action or gets something as a result. For example, in `She gave him her address', `him' is the indirect object. Compare direct object.      n-count  
indirect question        ( indirect questions    plural  ) An indirect question is the same as a reported question.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
indirect speech     
Indirect speech is speech which tells you what someone said, but does not use the person's actual words: for example, `They said you didn't like it', `I asked him what his plans were', and `Citizens complained about the smoke'.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
in AM, usually use indirect discourse     
indirect tax        ( indirect taxes    plural  ) An indirect tax is a tax on goods and services which is added to their price. Compare direct tax.      n-count  
indirect taxation     
Indirect taxation is a system in which a government raises money by means of indirect taxes.      n-uncount  

Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    backhanded, circuitous, circumlocutory, crooked, devious, long-drawn-out, meandering, oblique, periphrastic, rambling, roundabout, tortuous, wandering, winding, zigzag  
2    ancillary, collateral, contingent, incidental, secondary, subsidiary, unintended  
1    clear-cut, direct, straight, straightforward, undeviating, uninterrupted  
2    direct, explicit, express, intended  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

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a river in western France, an indirect tributary of la Loire.
Le Loir river begins in the Eure-et-Loir département.
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