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noun distraction pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstrækʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something that gets your attention and prevents you from concentrating on something else

    We have work to do and it is essential that there are no distractions.

  2. 2
    [countable] formal an activity that you can do for fun or entertainment


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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