diversion
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈvɝʒən/, /daɪˈvɝʒən/
  • (RP) IPA: /daɪˈvɜːʒən/, /daɪˈvɜːʃən/
Noun

diversion

  1. (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
  2. A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.
  3. The act of diverting.
  4. Removal of water via a canal.
  5. (transport) A detour, such as during road construction.
  6. (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.
  7. (legal) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.
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