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English definition of “diversion”

diversion

  /daɪˈvɜːʃən/ noun
UK (US detour) a different route that is used because a road is closed: During the festival there will be traffic diversions.
(Definition of diversion noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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