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diversion

di·ver·sion

diversion

 
pronunciation:
dih vuhr zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of turning aside.
There was a diversion of traffic because of construction on the bridge.
similar words:
detour
definition 2: something that turns the mind or attention away from serious matters.
Playing pinball is his favorite diversion.
synonyms:
amusement
similar words:
entertainment, hobby, pastime, recreation, relaxation
derivations: diversional (adj.), diversionary (adj.)