Definition of Distraction

1. Noun. Mental turmoil. "He drives me to distraction"

Generic synonyms: Confusedness, Confusion, Disarray, Mental Confusion, Muddiness
Derivative terms: Distract



2. Noun. An obstacle to attention.
Generic synonyms: Inattention

3. Noun. An entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations.
Exact synonyms: Beguilement
Generic synonyms: Amusement, Entertainment

4. Noun. The act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something. "Conjurers are experts at misdirection"
Exact synonyms: Misdirection
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Revision
Derivative terms: Distract

Definition of Distraction

1. n. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.

Definition of Distraction

1. Noun. Something that distracts. ¹

2. Noun. The process of being distracted. ¹

3. Noun. Perturbation; disorder; disturbance; confusion. ¹

4. Noun. Mental disorder; a deranged state of mind; insanity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distraction

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Medical Definition of Distraction

1. The cognitive strategy of focusing attention on stimuli other than pain or negative emotions that accompany pain. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distraction

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Literary usage of Distraction

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1918)
"TABLE VIII ff umber of Days on which the Average distraction-Reaction was ... A's reaction to light, under a light-distraction, was inhibited 20 times and ..."

2. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"distraction distraction is an important topic for consideration in connection ... A distraction is a stimulus that attracts attention away from the thing to ..."

3. Alterations of Personality by Alfred Binet (1896)
"CHAPTER V. distraction. IT is possible to observe multiple consciousnesses which are not the result of anaesthesia, and this is very important, ..."

4. The Lesson in Appreciation: An Essay on the Pedagogics of Beauty by Frank Herbert Hayward (1915)
"Warnings against distraction are even more important in connection with music than in connection with poetry. The common practice of so constructing a ..."

5. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"... Blended into a Coherent Whole—The Function of Costumes—Allowing for the distraction of Striking Costumes—The Play Must Be Always Supreme—Irving's Clash ..."

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