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diversionary

[dih-vur-zhuh-ner-ee, -shuh-, dahy-] /dɪˈvɜr ʒəˌnɛr i, -ʃə-, daɪ-/
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1.
tending to divert or distract the attention:
diversionary tactics of the guerrilla fighters.
Origin of diversionary
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; diversion + -ary
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