Definition of roundaboutness in English:

roundaboutness

noun

  • 1The quality of being roundabout or indirect; especially circuitousness or indirectness of speech or expression; circumlocution.

  • 2Economics. A measure of the indirectness of the connection between a capital investment in production and the consequent delivery of a product to a consumer.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Southey (1774–1843), poet and reviewer. From roundabout + -ness.

Pronunciation

roundaboutness

/ˈraʊndəbaʊtnəs/