Definition of diversion
an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime.
Scenically speaking, this diversion was a delight.
an instance of turning something aside from its course.
Of course, some literal sensual diversion is nice too.
Example of diversion
A diversion is planned for users of the footpath so that it runs to the south of Marine Lake.
A signed diversion route around the inner ring road will be in operation for the duration of the work.
a subsidiary raid was carried out on the airfield to create a diversion
According to the prospectus ‘the litigation could result in substantial costs and diversion of resources’.
Against that, the speech at the Orewa Rotary Club by the man in the white hat was just a diversion and a distraction.
And, at any rate, the SDF did not approve of industrial struggle, holding that such activity was a diversion from the inevitable.
But he can often turn that diversion into something positive.
Continuously increasing the fiscal deficit and diversion of larger funds to consumption rather than investment hurts it more.
Creating a diversion allowed the NCAA selection committee to elude criticism for its most problematic bracketing in recent years.
He also has one of the funniest bits in the movie as part of the elaborate diversion the gang plans as part of the initial heist.