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Noun
The act of turning or deviating from a course or path
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“This is just a diversion from the issue at hand, a kind of linguistic tai chi.”
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An alternative route or path for travel
“This is a long diversion from the main route, but worth it if you are feeling energetic.”
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Something intended to distract attention from something more important
“This person is very charming and charismatic and will, if they feel you are becoming suspicious, create a diversion to distract you from these suspicions.”
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Something that prevents someone from concentrating on something else
“Junior faculty members, in particular, want to ensure that their blogs are not a diversion from their primary research.”
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A state of difference or discrepancy in two or more elements
“This is a democracy where the widest diversion of views prevails.”
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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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The state or process of experiencing pleasure or joy in something
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“Since you have thus appealed to the legal profession, I will suggest to you a little experiment for your diversion.”
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Action to confuse or conceal
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A formal evening party
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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 action of evading something
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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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Red herring
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(informal) Departures from the norm
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