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Definitions of diversion

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Variation; alteration; pastime; entertainment. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The act of diverting, or that which diverts; recreation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of turning aside from any course; that which diverts; that which turns the mind from care, business, or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; whatever unbends the mind; amusement; drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made, by attacking another point; a feint to divert attention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. 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.
  13. di-v[.e]r'shun, n. 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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Deflecting, deviation; diverting of attention, manceuvre to secure this, feint; recreation, pleasant distraction, pastime. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. Act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object;—that which diverts; sport; play; pastime;—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. Cabinet Dictionary
  16. The act of turning any thing off from its course; the cause by which any thing is turned from its proper course or tendency; sport, something that unbends the mind; in war, the act or purpose of drawing the enemy off from some design, by threatening or attacking a distant part. Complete Dictionary

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