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diversion

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noun di·ver·sion \də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-, -shən\

Simple Definition of diversion

  • : the act of changing the direction or use of something : the act of diverting something

  • : something that people do because it is enjoyable, entertaining, or pleasant

  • : something that takes attention away from what is happening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diversion

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of diverting from a course, activity, or use :  deviation <bad weather forced the diversion of several flights>

  2. 2 :  something that diverts or amuses :  pastime

  3. 3 :  an attack or feint that draws the attention and force of an enemy from the point of the principal operation

  4. 4 British :  a temporary traffic detour

Examples of diversion in a sentence

  1. small diversions of river water for irrigation

  2. Hiking is one of my favorite diversions.

  3. Our town offers few diversions.

  4. Sports provide him with a welcome diversion from the pressures of his job.

  5. He created a diversion while his partner stole her pocketbook.



1600

First Known Use of diversion

1600


DIVERSION Defined for Kids

diversion

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noun di·ver·sion \də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-\

Definition of diversion for Students

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of changing the direction or use of <diversion of the river>

  2. 2 :  something that relaxes, distracts, or entertains <The city offers many diversions for visitors.>




Law Dictionary

diversion

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noun di·ver·sion \də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-\

Legal Definition of diversion

  1. :  the act or an instance of diverting: as a :  an unauthorized rerouting or appropriation <diversion of funds> b :  suspension of the prosecution of a charge for a period of time during which the defendant participates in a rehabilitation program or makes restitution and after which the charges are dismissed if the rehabilitation or restitution is completed — compare probation

diversionary \-ˈvər-zhə-ˌner-ē, -shə-\ play adjective




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