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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diversion  \Di*ver"sion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  diversion.  See  {Divert}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  turning  aside  from  any  course,  occupation,  or 
  object;  as  the  diversion  of  a  stream  from  its  channel; 
  diversion  of  the  mind  from  business. 
 
  2.  That  which  diverts;  that  which  turns  or  draws  the  mind 
  from  care  or  study,  and  thus  relaxes  and  amuses;  sport; 
  play;  pastime;  as  the  diversions  of  youth.  ``Public 
  diversions.''  --V.  Knox. 
 
  Such  productions  of  wit  and  humor  as  expose  vice  and 
  folly,  furnish  useful  diversion  to  readers. 
  --Addison. 
 
  3.  (Mil.)  The  act  of  drawing  the  attention  and  force  of  an 
  enemy  from  the  point  where  the  principal  attack  is  to  be 
  made  the  attack,  alarm,  or  feint  which  diverts. 
 
  Syn:  Amusement;  entertainment;  pastime;  recreation;  sport; 
  game;  play;  solace;  merriment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diversion 
  n  1:  an  activity  that  diverts  or  amuses  or  stimulates  [syn:  {recreation}] 
  2:  a  turning  aside  (of  your  course  or  attention  or  concern):  "a 
  diversion  from  the  main  highway";  "a  digression  into 
  irrelevant  details";  "a  deflection  from  his  goal"  [syn:  {deviation}, 
  {digression},  {deflection},  {deflexion}] 
  3:  an  attack  calculated  to  draw  enemy  defense  away  from  the 
  point  of  the  principal  attack  [syn:  {diversionary  attack}] 




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