distraction distraction  /dɪs ˈtræk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) mental turmoil
  2. (n) an obstacle to attention
  3. (n) an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
  4. (n) the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I can't even it's a distraction.
  2. And since genitalia do not come without charge in Second Life, I could free myself from the gnawing distraction of a sex drive.
  3. Anything else is a distraction.

News

  1. Hands-free Doesn't Mean Distraction Free

    Hands-free does not mean distraction free, at least when it comes to using your cellphone while driving.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 15 Mobile

  2. Voice-Activated In-Car Systems Are Called Risky

    Significant cognitive distraction was seen by researchers who analyzed subjects trying to juggle driving with high-tech in-car systems.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Hands-free devices still cause driver distraction, says study

    Using hands-free devices to talk on the phone, text or send emails or give some voice-activated commands while driving is distracting, and can "overload" a driver's attention span, hurting their ability to drive safely, a new study says.Smartphone or in-car speech-to-text systems, especially, can lead "lead to significant levels of distraction," David Strayer, the University of Utah psychology ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

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Quotes

  1. Bush, who doggedly supported Gonzales during repeated confrontations with the Democratic-controlled Congress, said Gonzales had endured "months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department."
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "Recent press reports suggesting a disconnect between my views and the president's policy objectives have become a distraction at a critical time and hamper efforts in the Centcom region," Fallon said at the time. "And although I don't...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Adm William Fallon Source: ABC News (blog)

  3. Obama, who is facing a critical test less than three weeks into his presidency, said in a statement, "It is inexcusable and irresponsible to get bogged down in distraction and delay while millions of Americans are being put out of work."
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

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