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diversion

 
Noun diversion has 3 senses
  1. diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has particulars:
     play, child's play; pastime, interest, pursuit; escape, escapism; sport, athletics; bathing; game; gambling, gaming, play; celebration, festivity; escapade, lark; play, frolic, romp, gambol, caper; fun, merriment, playfulness; antic, joke, prank, trick, caper, put-on; jest, joke, jocularity; entertainment, amusement; dancing, dance, terpsichore, saltation; eurythmy, eurhythmy, eurythmics, eurhythmics
    Derived form: verb divert3
  2. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
    --2 is a kind of turn, turning
    --2 has particulars: red herring
    Derived form: verb divert1
  3. diversion, diversionary attack - an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
    --3 is a kind of attack, onslaught, onset, onrush
    --3 has particulars: diversionary landing
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