Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun diversion

3 senses of diversion

Sense 1
diversion, recreation -- (an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation -- (a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal")
       => turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

Sense 3
diversion, diversionary attack -- (an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack)
       => attack, onslaught, onset, onrush -- ((military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn")

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