An interruption from a friend in the middle of doing tedious work is an example of a diversion.
When money is taken from education funds and instead put into funds for seniors, this is an example of a diversion of resources.
When a road is closed and traffic is rerouted, this is an example of a diversion.
Diversion of funds from the treasury.
Diversion of the enemy.
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