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Definition of "diversion" []

  • The act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation. (noun)
  • Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains. (noun)
  • A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy. (noun)
  • The act of diverting from a specified course (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An official detour used by traffic when a main route is closed (noun)
  • Something that distracts from business, etc; amusement (noun)
  • A feint attack designed to draw an enemy away from the main attack (noun)

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Use "diversion" in a sentence
  • "But to assign people to go to a territory final, state playoffs as great as a title diversion is a small ridiculous."
  • "Via Martyn Daniels: "Today HarperCollins announced its adoption of the Nintendo DS ebook application to sell a cartridge of some 100 classics ... a new and interesting diversion from the normal platform and one which is both logical and could offer a quick return as it has a ready-built audience.""
  • "I take your point about technology having the capacity to marshall and maintain attention for the purposes of learning – and I think that it can do this very effectively both outside and inside the classroom, but in both cases it requires a measure of discipline, either self generated or teacher imposed, so that its (enormous) capacity for diversion is kept in check."