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diversion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Leisure, Roads
diversiondi‧ver‧sion /daɪˈvɜːʃən, də- $ -ɜːrʒən/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER a change in the direction or use of something, or the act of changing itdiversion of the diversion of the river the diversion of funds into the military budget2 [countable, uncountable]DL an enjoyable activity that you do to stop yourself from becoming bored3 [countable]TRICK/DECEIVE something that stops you from paying attention to what you are doing or what is happening Two prisoners created a diversion to give the men time to escape.4 [countable] British EnglishTTR a different way that traffic is sent when the usual roads are closed
Examples from the Corpus
diversionThe campaign has been denounced by some leftwing union activists as a diversion from the need for industrial action.Some of the prisoners started a fight as a diversion to give the others time to escape.Rioters created a diversion by setting fire to vehicles close to the police station.Everybody needs a diversion, and college basketball is mine.Women who entered voluntary work during the inter-war years did so largely because it provided them with a diversion from household routine.People who used to rent videos regularly are now looking for diversion elsewhere.The southwestern and south-eastern examples were apparently staggered slightly, accounting for the odd diversion of Ermine Street on the south-east.On Tuesday night, by way of diversion, we went off to see if the post hammer was ready.Atlanta, the 1996 Olympics host city from July 19 to Aug. 4, offers a wealth of diversions.These two effects, output creation and output diversion, create an ambiguity about the welfare effects of trade.Signed diversions will be in operation.Water diversions such as dams and canals are threatening the fish population.diversion ofEaston was certainly aware of the diversion of funds into the military budget.created a diversionFour prisoners created a diversion to allow the others time to escape.
From Longman Business Dictionarydiversiondi‧ver‧sion /daɪˈvɜːʃən, də--ɜːrʒən/ noun [singular]COMMERCE when money stops being spent in one area of business or on one type of product, and starts being spent on anothera diversion of resources away from the competitive export market
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