|1.||[ noun ] 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"
|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|
|Related terms:||attack diversionary_landing|