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Noun
The action of turning something aside from its course
“The whole argument is a diversion.”
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A pleasant or amusing pastime or activity
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“Of course, the biggest diversion - the fall foliage - is free, and it is well worth the trip.”
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An alternative route for use by traffic when the usual road is temporarily closed
“Signed diversion routes will be used to direct traffic around the closure.”
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Something intended to distract attention from something more important
“And, at any rate, the SDF did not approve of industrial struggle, holding that such activity was a diversion from the inevitable.”
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A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand
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A thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else
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Action to confuse or conceal
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The process by which a beam of light or other system of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge, typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced
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Shunt or bypass
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An activity done in addition to one's main job, especially to earn extra income
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The alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
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Avoidance
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An inclination to escape from routine or reality into fantasy
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The state or experience of being alienated
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An act of changing to or adopting one thing in place of another
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A formal evening party
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