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diversion

noun (CHANGE OF DIRECTION)    /daɪˈvɜː.ʃən/ US  /dɪˈvɝː-/
[C] UK (US detour) a different route that is used because a road is closed : Traffic diversions will be kept to a minimum throughout the festival .Changing direction [C or U] the fact of something being sent somewhere different from where it was originally intended to go: the diversion of money to other projects Changing direction diversionary     /-ər.i/ US  /-er.i/ adjective The proposal was dismissed as a diversionary tactic intended to distract attention from the real problems .Faking and pretending
(Definition of diversion noun (CHANGE OF DIRECTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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