Diversion Definition

dĭ-vûrzhən, dī-
diversions
noun
diversions
A diverting or turning aside.
Diversion of funds from the treasury.
Webster's New World
Distraction of attention.
Diversion of the enemy.
Webster's New World
Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains.
American Heritage
Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement.
Webster's New World
A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Diversion

Noun

Singular:
diversion
Plural:
diversions

Origin of Diversion

  • Late Latin dīversiō dīversiōn- act of turning aside from Latin dīversus past participle of dīvertere to divert divert

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French diversion, from Medieval Latin diversio, from Latin divertere, past participle diversus (“to divert”); see divert.

    From Wiktionary

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