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Meaning & Definition of Diversion in English

English

Diversion

/daɪvərʒən/

noun

1. An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

  • "Scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"
  • "For recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"
  • "Drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
    synonym:
  • diversion
  • ,
  • recreation

2. A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

  • "A diversion from the main highway"
  • "A digression into irrelevant details"
  • "A deflection from his goal"
    synonym:
  • diversion
  • ,
  • deviation
  • ,
  • digression
  • ,
  • deflection
  • ,
  • deflexion
  • ,
  • divagation

3. An attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack

    synonym:
  • diversion
  • ,
  • diversionary attack