distraction - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/dɪˈstrækʃ(ə)n/
singulardistraction
pluraldistractions
  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