- roundabout act, procedure, or means
- deceit; dishonesty
- lack of direction or purpose
Origin of indirectionfrom indirect, by analogy with direction
- The quality or state of being indirect.
- a. Lack of straightforwardness; deviousness: obtained their goal by subtle indirection.b. A devious act or statement: wouldn't give us a straight answer, only hints and indirections.
- Lack of direction; aimlessness.
indirection - Computer Definition
Not direct. Indirection provides a way of accessing instructions, routines and objects when their physical location is constantly changing. The initial routine points to some place, and, using hardware and/or software, that place points to some other place. There can be multiple levels of indirection. For example, point to A, which points to B, which points to C. See indirect addressing.