NounDiversion (plural Diversions)
- (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
- A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.
- The act of diverting.
- Removal of water via a canal.
- (transport) A detour, such as during road construction
- (transport) The rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination, or to a different mode of transportation before arrival at the ultimate destination.
- (law) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.
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social; congenial; harmless; pleasurable; staple; childish; constant; unending; favorite; momentary; contemporary; popular; infantile; intellectual; sturdy; innocent; outdoor; decorous; unique; languid; incidental; seasonable; healthful; economical; agreeable; mysterious; attacking; exquisite; exhilarating.
advocate—; allow—; amuse with—; con¬ceive—; consider—; contrive—; employ—; engage in—; forget in—; invent—; look for—; need—; occupy with—; search for—; sprout—; suggest—; —attracts; —benefits; —entertains; —excites; —fatigues; —gratifies ; —withholds.
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)ʒən
- Diversion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Diversion in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- ^ US FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886
Diversion f. (plural Diversions)