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noun diversion pronunciation in American English /dɪˈvɜrʒ(ə)n/diversion pronunciation in American English /daɪˈvɜrʒ(ə)n/
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  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.
  3. 3
    [countable] formal an activity that you do for fun
    sightseeing, museum visits, and other pleasant diversions


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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