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Indirect speech

the reporting of something said or written by conveying what was meant rather than repeating the exact words, as in the sentence He asked me whether I would go as opposed to He asked me, “Will you go?” Also called reported speech


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  • Indirect transfusion

    indirect transfusion n. Transfusion of blood previously obtained from a donor.

  • Indirect vision

    indirect vision n. See peripheral vision.

  • Indiscernible

    [in-di-sur-nuh-buh l, -zur-] /ˌɪn dɪˈsɜr nə bəl, -ˈzɜr-/ adjective 1. not ; that cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible. /ˌɪndɪˈsɜːnəbəl/ adjective 1. incapable of being discerned 2. scarcely discernible or perceptible adj. 1630s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + discernible. Related: Indiscernibly; indiscernibility.

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