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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 or deflecting.
synonyms:
deflection
similar words:
detour, deviation, digression
definition 2: something that turns the mind or attention away from serious matters; distraction; amusement.
synonyms:
amusement, distraction
similar words:
beguilement, divertissement, entertainment, escape, excursion, hobby, pastime, recreation, relaxation, relief
definition 3: a maneuver that turns the attention of one's opponent away from the main point of action, as in military strategy.
synonyms:
feint
similar words:
blind, distraction, fake, ruse, stratagem
derivations: diversional (adj.), diversionary (adj.)