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Definitions of diversion

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Variation; alteration; pastime; entertainment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Act of diverting or turning aside: that which diverts: amusement, recreation: something done to turn the attention of an enemy from the principal point of attack. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. That which diverts; a turning aside; amusement; something which draws off the attention. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. The act of diverting, or that which diverts; recreation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act of turning aside; amusement; that which diverts; recreation; sport; the act of drawing the attention of an enemy from the real point of attack. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for diversion

  1. At this moment, however, a diversion occurred. – Maiwa's Revenge The War of the Little Hand by H. Rider Haggard
  2. We had much diversion out of him, Jacques Haret and the two Chevernys slyly putting him up to many follies. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
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