1. [ noun ] an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
Synonyms: recreation

"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"

Related terms: activity pastime game sport fun dancing entertainment gambling celebration music escape play play antic jest bathing eurhythmics eurhythmics escapade play
2. [ noun ] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
Synonyms: digression deflection deflexion divagation deviation

: "a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"

Related terms: turn red_herring deflect deviate digress deflect deviate
3. [ noun ] (military) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
Synonyms: diversionary_attack
Related terms: attack diversionary_landing
Similar spelling:   diversionist