Definition of Diversion

1. Noun. An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates. "Drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"

2. Noun. A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern). "A deflection from his goal"

3. Noun. An attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack.
Exact synonyms: Diversionary Attack
Specialized synonyms: Diversionary Landing
Generic synonyms: Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught

Definition of Diversion

1. n. 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.

Definition of Diversion

1. Noun. (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action. ¹

2. Noun. A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind. ¹

3. Noun. The act of diverting. ¹

4. Noun. Removal of water via a canal. ¹

5. Noun. (transport) A detour, such as during road construction ¹

6. Noun. (context: 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'''US FM 55-15 '' TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886'''''. ¹

7. Noun. (legal) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program. ¹

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Definition of Diversion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diversion

diversion (current term)
diversionary attack
diversionary landing
diversity index
diversity jurisdiction

Literary usage of Diversion

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1. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"Chapter 10 Thé Use or "diversion" of the Iran Arms Sales Proceeds "What did the President know, and when did he know it?" That was Senator Howard Baker's ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"for the property by plaintiff because of such diversion. ... A right of action by the owner of property injured by a diversion of water from a stream may be ..."

3. Irrigation Practice and Engineering by Bernard Alfred Etcheverry (1916)
"IRRIGATION STRUCTURES AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM CHAPTER I diversion WORKS GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Parts of diversion Works.—The diversion works of a gravity ..."

4. Water Rights in the Western States: The Law of Prior Appropriation of Water by Samuel Charles Wiel (1911)
"diversion alone. ! 390. Use of existing ditches. i 391. Same. i 392. ... In 1909 the full :he point of intended diversion, stat- water code procedure was ..."

5. On War by Carl von Clausewitz, James John Graham, Frederic Natusch Maude (1908)
"CHAPTER XX diversion ACCORDING to the ordinary use of language, under the term diversion is understood such an incursion into the enemy's country as draws ..."

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