What does distraction mean?

Definitions for distraction
dɪˈstræk ʃəndis·trac·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distraction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distractionnoun

    mental turmoil

    "he drives me to distraction"

  2. distractionnoun

    an obstacle to attention

  3. beguilement, distractionnoun

    an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations

  4. distraction, misdirectionnoun

    the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something

    "conjurers are experts at misdirection"

Wiktionary

  1. distractionnoun

    Something that distracts.

    Poking one's eye is a good distraction from a hurting toe.

    Etymology: See to distract.

  2. distractionnoun

    The process of being distracted.

    We have to reduce distraction in class if we want students to achieve good results.

    Etymology: See to distract.

  3. distractionnoun

    Perturbation; disorder; disturbance; confusion.

    Etymology: See to distract.

  4. distractionnoun

    Mental disorder; a deranged state of mind; insanity.

    The incessant nightmares drove him to distraction.

    Etymology: See to distract.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distractionnoun

    the act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation

  2. Distractionnoun

    that which diverts attention; a diversion

  3. Distractionnoun

    a diversity of direction; detachment

  4. Distractionnoun

    state in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity

  5. Distractionnoun

    confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions

  6. Distractionnoun

    agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair

  7. Distractionnoun

    derangement of the mind; madness

Freebase

  1. Distraction

    Distraction is the divided attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external sources, and internal sources.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distraction in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distraction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of distraction in a Sentence

  1. Vice President Mike Pence:

    We stand firmly behind our President, whose policies have created unprecedented levels of American prosperity. The impeachment effort has served only to distract America from the serious issues we face, and in November voters will hold Democrats accountable for this distraction.

  2. Sid Blumenthal:

    Jane Mayer’s piece details the many moving and uncontrolled parts of the torture debate, which has become chronic and will flare up again and again, the ‘distraction’ will not go away. I would avoid ever being drawn into commenting on any aspect.

  3. Carlos Rodriguez:

    That's the only thing that's keeping us Douglas students alive right now: the distraction of fighting for our rights and advocating for our lives, it's the one thing keeping us hopeful, it's the one thing keeping us from not being able to sleep at night.

  4. Andrew Ziem:

    'The Cloth or Something' project has been fun, but it has also been a distraction from the software development needed to get out the next release of the BleachBit software application.

  5. Chuck Hagel:

    This is folly. This is political distraction of the highest magnitude.

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    • A. attend
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    • C. distinguish
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