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English noun: indirection

1. indirection (act) indirect procedure or action

SamplesHe tried to find out by indirection.

Broader (hypernym)procedure, process

2. indirection (act) deceitful action that is not straightforward

SamplesHe could see through the indirections of diplomats.

Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation

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