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English noun: diversion

1. diversion (act) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates


SamplesScuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists.
For recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles.
Drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation.


Synonymsrecreation


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)amusement, antic, athletics, bathing, caper, caper, celebration, child's play, dance, dancing, entertainment, escapade, escape, escapism, eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurythmy, festivity, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, game, gaming, interest, jest, jocularity, joke, joke, lark, merriment, night life, nightlife, pastime, play, play, play, playfulness, prank, pursuit, put-on, romp, saltation, sport, terpsichore, trick

2. diversion (act) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)


SamplesA diversion from the main highway.
A digression into irrelevant details.
A deflection from his goal.


Synonymsdeflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


Narrower (hyponym)red herring

3. diversion (act) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack


Synonymsdiversionary attack


Broader (hypernym)attack, onrush, onset, onslaught


Narrower (hyponym)diversionary landing









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