Origin of diversion
Related Words for diversiondeviation, departure, detour, aberration, fun, pleasure, pastime, amusement, distraction, digression, divergence, alteration, variation, turning, deflection, levity, play, ball, picnic, enjoyment
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Contemporary Examples of diversion
Some see it as a diversion from the main political objectives of calling for direct elections.The Monuments Men of Occupy Hong Kong
December 4, 2014
Only then did most of those present hear about the diversion.
Also attending was Regan, who told investigators the president had been “crestfallen” at hearing about the diversion.
The public health implications of diversion have probably only begun to be elucidated.The Secret World of Drug-Addict Doctors
April 24, 2014
Besides, even if pot were really, really, really well regulated like prescription drugs, diversion and abuse will still happen.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
Historical Examples of diversion
There was, he contended, some diversion and diversity in card-playing.De Libris: Prose and Verse
It was Burke who offered a diversion, a crude interruption after his own fashion.
To gain a diversion, he reverted to his familiar bullying tactics.
The diversion occurred at the moment of the lion's greatest tension.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Dica Petit now returned, and this caused a diversion in the waiting-room.My Double Life
early 15c., "diverse condition;" c.1600 "act of diverting," from Middle French diversion, from Late Latin diversionem (nominative diversio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin divertere (see divert).
Sense of "amusement, entertainment" is first recorded 1640s. Hence, divertimento (1823), from the Italian form; originally "a musical composition designed primarily for entertainment."