[[t]daɪvɜ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n, AM dɪvɜ͟ːrʒ(ə)n[/t]]
1) N-COUNT A diversion is an action or event that attracts your attention away from what you are doing or concentrating on.

...armed robbers who escaped after throwing smoke bombs to create a diversion...

The whole argument is a diversion.

2) N-COUNT A diversion is an activity that you do for pleasure. [FORMAL]

Finger painting is very messy but an excellent diversion.

3) N-COUNT A diversion is a special route arranged for traffic to follow when the normal route cannot be used. [BRIT]

They turned back because of traffic diversions.

(in AM, use detour)
4) N-UNCOUNT: the N of n The diversion of something involves changing its course or destination.

...the illegal diversion of profits from secret arms sales.

...the diversion of a ship to Lebanon with $8m worth of aluminium on board.

English dictionary. 2008.

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