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dis·trac·tion

 (dĭ-străk′shən)
n.
1. The act of distracting, or the condition of being distracted: Inexperienced drivers are especially vulnerable to distraction. His distraction of the child worked well, and the child stopped crying.
2. Something that makes it difficult to pay attention or that draws attention away from familiar or everyday concerns: was annoyed by the distractions of having so many roommates; found that the shopping mall was always full of pleasant distractions.
3. Mental or emotional disturbance; agitation or confusion: loved the puppy to distraction; was driven to distraction by the noisy neighbors.
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distraction

(dɪˈstrækʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of distracting or the state of being distracted
2. something that serves as a diversion or entertainment
3. an interruption; obstacle to concentration
4. (Psychology) mental turmoil or madness
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dis•trac•tion

(dɪˈstræk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of distracting.
2. the state of being distracted.
3. mental distress or derangement.
4. a person or thing that prevents concentration.
5. something that amuses.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
dis•trac′tive, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distraction - mental turmoildistraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
2.distraction - an obstacle to attention
inattention - lack of attention
3.distraction - an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexationsdistraction - an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
entertainment, amusement - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
4.distraction - the act of distractingdistraction - the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"
revision, alteration - the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
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distraction

noun
1. disturbance, interference, diversion, interruption Total concentration is required with no distractions.
2. entertainment, recreation, amusement, diversion, pastime, divertissement, beguilement every conceivable distraction from shows to bouncy castles
3. frenzy, madness, desperation, hysteria, mania, insanity, delirium, derangement A very clingy child can drive a parent to distraction.
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distraction

noun
Something, especially a performance or show, designed to entertain:
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Translations
تَلْهِيَه، إلْهاءقَلَق، خَبَل، إضطِراب
rozptýlenírozrušení
det at være drevet til vanvidforstyrrelsesindsforvirring
zaklatottságzavaró tényezõ
hugarangist, uppnámtruflun
rušivý moment
motnjarazvedrilo
dikkati dağıtan şeyşaşkınlık

distraction

[dɪsˈtrækʃən] N
1. (= interruption) → distracción f
2. (= entertainment) → diversión f
3. (= distress, anxiety) → aturdimiento m
to drive sb to distractionvolver loco a algn
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distraction

[dɪˈstrækʃən] n
(from concentration)distraction f, dérangement m
to be a distraction from sth → détourner l'attention de qch
(= entertainment) → divertissement m
(= madness) to drive sb to distraction → rendre qn fou(folle)
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distraction

n
no pl (= lack of attention)Unaufmerksamkeit f
(= interruption: from work etc) → Ablenkung f
(= entertainment)Zerstreuung f
(= anxiety)Ruhelosigkeit f, → Unruhe f; (= distraught state)Verstörung f; to love somebody to distractionjdn wahnsinnig lieben; to drive somebody to distractionjdn zum Wahnsinn or zur Verzweiflung treiben
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distraction

[dɪsˈtrækʃn] n
a. (interruption) → distrazione f; (entertainment) → distrazione, diversivo
b. (distress, madness) to drive sb to distractionfar impazzire qn
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distract

(diˈstrӕkt) verb
to draw aside (the mind or attention of). He was constantly being distracted from his work by the noisy conversation of his colleagues.
diˈstracted adjective
1. turned aside (from what one is doing or thinking). He had slipped out while her attention was distracted.
2. out of one's mind; mad. a distracted old woman.
3. distressed. The distracted mother couldn't reach her child in the burning house.
diˈstraction (-ʃən) noun
1. something that takes the mind off other especially more serious affairs. There are too many distractions here to allow one to work properly.
2. anxiety and confusion. in a state of complete distraction.
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dis·trac·tion

n. distracción.
1. inhabilidad para concentrarse en una experiencia determinada;
2. separación de articulaciones sin dislocación.
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References in periodicals archive ?
We undertook an initial thorough debridement of the devitalized bone before instituting the distraction osteogenesis through Ilizarov method.
Distraction osteogenesis is a method of inducing new bone formation by applying mechanical strains on the preexisting bone.
Tissue regeneration by mechanical forces is possible, as in tissue expansion and distraction osteogenesis principles.
The researchers were studying a common surgical technique called distraction osteogenesis, which is often used in newborns or infants to lengthen abnormally stunted bones in the lower jaw.
Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy in Distraction Osteogenesis
Treatment of a Class II Extremely Deep Bite by the Tip-Edge Technique and Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis. Eur J Cli Orthod.
(3) Distraction cranioplasty: in this approach, the cranium is reshaped based on distraction osteogenesis (new bone formation) and histogenesis (new soft tissue formation) with external and internal devices.
Defects in posterior maxilla have been reconstructed with invasive and lengthy procedures such as onlay grafts, free or microvascular bone grafts, and transport distraction osteogenesis with or without a Le Fort I osteotomy with a success rates of 60-90% [3, 4].
This helps to prevent autograft resorption and ectopic bone formation as well as potential soft tissue interposition that can be seen with distraction osteogenesis.
He was transferred to plastic surgery to perform distraction osteogenesis of the mandible at 29th day of life.
Zhang, "Mandibular distraction osteogenesis reconstructed the upper airway in a case of Melnick-Needles syndrome," Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.