Diversion

Definition of Diversion

Di`ver´sion
n.1.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.
2.That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth.
Such productions of wit and humor as expose vice and folly, furnish useful diversion to readers.
- Addison.
3.(Mil.) The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

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