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
Full Definition of diversion
3 : an attack or feint that draws the attention and force of an enemy from the point of the principal operation
4 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.
First Known Use of diversion
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Definition of diversion
1 : an act or instance of changing the direction or use of <diversion of the river>
2 : something that relaxes, distracts, or entertains <The city offers many diversions for visitors.>
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