diversion diversion  /daɪ ˈvɜr ʒən/


  1. (n) an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  2. (n) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  3. (n) an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack


  1. Iran and the IAEA would agree on terms of the continuous presence of inspectors in Iran to verify credibly that no diversion takes place in Iran.
  2. It has been the diversion of certain modernist critics to write about music in terms of color, painting in the idiom of sound.
  3. The problem of reducing diversion to a legal basis and restoring Lake Michigan to its proper level was referred to special master Charles Evans Hughes.


  1. United Dreamliner diverted due to possible oil filter problem

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - United Airlines said on Tuesday that a Boeing Co 787 on its way to Tokyo from Denver was diverted to Seattle after an indication of a problem with an oil filter in an engine, but the plane landed without incident. The unscheduled diversion is the latest hiccup for Boeing's newest plane, which has been beset by problems and only recently returned to the skies after regulators ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Today's Flashback: 1930s Home Movies From Around San Francisco

    From the Western Neighborhoods Project comes today's backward-looking diversion: footage from 1930s San Francisco. Mostly shot along the water front near Ocean Beach, the Cliff House and a pre-bridge, pre-freeway Embarcadero. [ more › ]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SFist

  3. Dish Calls Sprint Lawsuit a Diversion

    Dish Calls Sprint Lawsuit a Diversion
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "I hope we were a ray of sunshine, a distraction for them, a diversion, anything else we can be," coach Tom Izzo said. "We're not done yet, so hopefully we can continue to make them feel a little better and us feel a lot better."
    on Apr 4, 2009 By: Tom Izzo Source: USA Today

  2. He's just said that with this bit of kit, alongside other tech devices, that "information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation".
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Gambling Online Magazine

  3. "Afghanistan is not in trouble because of our diversion to Iraq," Mr. McCain said.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Evening Bulletin

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