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. distraction(noun)

    mental turmoil

    "he drives me to distraction"

  2. distraction(noun)

    an obstacle to attention

  3. beguilement, distraction(noun)

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

  4. distraction, misdirection(noun)

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

    "conjurers are experts at misdirection"

Wiktionary

  1. distraction(Noun)

    Something that distracts.

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

    Etymology: See to distract.

  2. distraction(Noun)

    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. distraction(Noun)

    Perturbation; disorder; disturbance; confusion.

    Etymology: See to distract.

  4. distraction(Noun)

    Mental disorder; a deranged state of mind; insanity.

    The incessant nightmares drove him to distraction.

    Etymology: See to distract.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distraction(noun)

    the act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation

  2. Distraction(noun)

    that which diverts attention; a diversion

  3. Distraction(noun)

    a diversity of direction; detachment

  4. Distraction(noun)

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

  5. Distraction(noun)

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

  6. Distraction(noun)

    agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair

  7. Distraction(noun)

    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. Leonard Wong:

    All activitiesare good, but some are better, for example, video games provide distraction, but sports provide distraction plus physical activity, a coach who cares, a team to share life with, and usually a parent’s attention as they get ferried to the sport.

  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. Simon Bird:

    When we do have residents that are getting particularly stressed or very anxious, the manager or the staff will bring Biscuit out. He's a good distraction. He reduces stress levels, he does stimulate memory and also encourages a lot of social interaction and recollection and reminiscence.

  4. Guillaume Faury:

    Things have basically not changed, and therefore they are worsening. This long-lasting lack of clarity is ... a distraction.

  5. De Leon:

    I usually have 20 classes every day, so I could meet the demand of the great number of students nowadays, i take that opportunity to give them a fun and fruitful distraction because I know they're stressed, worried.

Images & Illustrations of distraction

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