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 (dĭ-vûr′zhən, dī-)
1. The act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation.
2. Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains.
3. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
4. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.

[Late Latin dīversiō, dīversiōn-, act of turning aside, from Latin dīversus, past participle of dīvertere, to divert; see divert.]

di·ver′sion·ar′y adj.
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(dɪˈvɜr ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-, daɪ-)

tending to divert or distract the attention.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diversionary - (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
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[daɪˈvɜːʃnərɪ] ADJde diversión
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[daɪˈvɜːrʃənəri] adj [activity, attack] → de diversion
diversionary tactic → manœuvre f de diversion
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adjAblenkungs-; diversionary attack or raidAblenkungsangriff m; diversionary manoeuvreAblenkungsmanöver nt
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