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diversion

noun  us   /dɪˈvɜr·ʒən, dɑɪ-/

diversion noun (CHANGE OF DIRECTION)

[C/U] the act of causing something or someone to turn in a different direction, or to be used for a different purpose: [U] A snowstorm closed the airport, and the diversion of air traffic was therefore necessary. [C] diversions of money into other projects

diversion noun (ENJOYABLE ACTIVITY)

[C] an action that takes attention away from something, esp. one that gives pleasure or enjoyment: This lawyer-bachelor devoted his life to the Senate, his only real diversion being baseball.
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