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. Jeff Goldstein:

    This is an incredible result, and a nice distraction from everything that's been going on for the past couple of weeks, to have this enormous success going into the holiday season.

  2. John Hagee:

    I am tired of these baseless attacks and fear that they have become a distraction in what should be a national debate about important issues, i have therefore decided to withdraw my endorsement of Sen. McCain for president effective today, and to remove John Hagee from any active role in the 2008 campaign.

  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. Art McCoy:

    We've decided to be still and observe, the convention is just a distraction.

  5. Cara Soulia:

    It's certainly been a distraction from the news, for the photographers, it's been a great way to get some fresh air and say hello from afar to really friendly people who are also craving human connection.

Images & Illustrations of distraction

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