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noun diversion pronunciation in British English /daɪˈvɜː(r)ʃ(ə)n/
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pluraldiversions
  1. 1
    [countable] something that is intended to take someones 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.
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  3. 3
    [countable] formal an activity that you do for fun
    sightseeing, museum visits, and other pleasant diversions
  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
    The closure of the bridge has caused lengthy diversions.
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