Definition of diversionary
: tending to draw attention away from the principal concern : being a diversion
Examples of diversionary in a Sentence
This is nothing more than a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the issues.
Recent Examples of diversionary from the Web
Boko Haram often uses diversionary tactics to draw security forces to one area so that the extremists can attack elsewhere.
Robertson had been a defendant in a battery case in Indiana, but the Spartans accepted his letter of intent in 2016, with Dantonio saying he had been accepted into a pretrial diversionary program and needed to continue to satisfy those requirements.
As thousands of people flee, the gunman is seen torching gambling tables and slot machines, setting fires police believe were meant as a diversionary tactic to allow his escape.
Burning the casino could be a diversionary tactic for his escape.
The fires were most likely a diversionary tactic while the gunman robbed the casino, Mr. Albayalde said.
Where: InnerMission Productions at Diversionary’s Black Box, 4545 Park Blvd.
InnerMission Productions at Diversionary’s Black Box, 4545 Park Blvd., University Heights.
As OregonLive celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, the site is no longer a diversionary side project or strange step child to a much larger newspaper.
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Definition of diversionary for English Language Learners
: tending or intended to take attention away from someone or something important
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