Diversion (an interesting concept)

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diversion
dʌɪˈvəːʃ(ə)n,dɪ-/
noun
noun: diversion
  1. 1.
    the action of turning something aside from its course.
    “the diversion of resources from defence to civil research”
    synonyms: rerouting, redirection, turning aside, deflection,

    digression, deviation,divergence

    • the action of reallocating something.
      “the diversion of funds to the Contras”
    • BRIT.
      an alternative route for use by traffic when the usual road is temporarily closed.
      plural noun: diversions
      “the road was closed and diversions put into operation”
      synonyms: detour, deviation, alternative route, bypass
  2. 2.
    an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.
    “our chief diversion was reading”
    synonyms: entertainment, amusement, recreation, pastime, game, hobby;
    • something intended to distract attention from something more important.
      “a subsidiary raid was carried out on the airfield to create a diversion”
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