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noun diversion pronunciation in British English /daɪˈvɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that is intended to take someone’s attention away from something that you do not want them to concentrate on or notice
    create a diversion:

    You create a diversion and I’ll run for the door!

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a change in the use or purpose of something

    This would result in a massive diversion of funds.

  3. 3
    [countable] formal an activity that you do for fun
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] British a change in the road or path that you take to get somewhere because the usual road or path is closed


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

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