Meaning of “diversion” - Learner’s Dictionary

diversion

noun us uk /daɪˈvɜːʃən/
CHANGE [ C, U ]

a change to where something is being sent, so it goes to a different place to that originally intended:

the diversion of money to other projects
ROUTE [ C ] UK US detour

a different route that is used because a road is closed

ATTENTION [ C ]

something that takes your attention away from something else:

John created a diversion while the rest of us escaped.
ENTERTAINMENT [ C ]

an activity you do for entertainment or pleasure:

Reading is a pleasant diversion.

(Definition of “diversion” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)