di·ver·sion noun \də-ˈvər-zhən, dī-, -shən\
: 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
: the act or an instance of diverting from a course, activity, or use : deviation <bad weather forced the diversion of several flights>
: an attack or feint that draws the attention and force of an enemy from the point of the principal operation
British : a temporary traffic detour
Examples of DIVERSION
- small diversions of river water for irrigation
- Hiking is one of my favorite diversions.
- Our town offers few diversions.
- Sports provide him with a welcome diversion from the pressures of his job.
- He created a diversion while his partner stole her pocketbook.
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