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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•ver•siondɪˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən, daɪ-(n.)

  1. the act of diverting or turning aside, as from a course or purpose.

  2. a channel made to divert the flow of water from one course to another or to direct the flow of water draining from a piece of ground.

    Category: Civil Engineering

  3. Brit. a detour on a highway or road.

    Category: British

  4. distraction from business, care, etc.; recreation; a pastime.

  5. a military feint intended to draw off attention from the point of main attack.

    Category: Military

Origin of diversion:

1590–1600; < ML dīversiō < L dīvert(ere) to divert

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diversion, recreation(noun)

    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

    "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

  2. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation(noun)

    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

    "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"

  3. diversion, diversionary attack(noun)

    an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack

Wiktionary

  1. diversion(Noun)

    A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.

  2. diversion(Noun)

    A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.

  3. diversion(Noun)

    The act of diverting.

  4. diversion(Noun)

    Removal of water via a canal.

  5. diversion(Noun)

    A detour, such as during road construction

  6. diversion(Noun)

    The rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination, or to a different mode of transportation before arrival at the ultimate destination.

  7. diversion(Noun)

    Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.

  8. Origin: From diversion, from diversio, from divertere, past participle diversus; see divert.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diversion(noun)

    the act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business

  2. Diversion(noun)

    that which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth

  3. Diversion(noun)

    the act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. diversion

    1. The act of drawing the attention and forces of an enemy from the point of the principal operation; an attack, alarm, or feint that diverts attention. 2. A change made in a prescribed route for operational or tactical reasons. A diversion order will not constitute a change of destination. 3. A rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination or on a different mode of transportation prior to arrival at ultimate destination. 4. In naval mine warfare, a route or channel bypassing a dangerous area. A diversion may connect one channel to another or it may branch from a channel and rejoin it on the other side of the danger. See also demonstration.

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  1. Diversion

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

diversion(noun)

an alteration to a traffic route

There's a diversion at the end of the road.

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