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English definition of “diversion”

diversion

noun [C/U] (CHANGE OF DIRECTION)   /dɪˈvɜr·ʒən, dɑɪ-/
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
(Definition of diversion noun (CHANGE OF DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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