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diversion

noun [C or U]
 
 
/daɪˈvɜːʃən/
the act of using something in a different way from what was originally planned: There has been a diversion of resources away from new infrastructure projects.
COMMERCE the act of selling goods in a market for which they were not intended, usually without the knowledge or permission of the original seller: It is difficult for many states to prevent the diversion of arms to illicit markets.
(Definition of diversion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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