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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·ver·sion /dəˈvɝʒən, daɪ, ʃən/
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·ver·sion n.
 1. The act of turning aside from any course, occupation, or object; as, the diversion of a stream from its channel; diversion of the mind from business.
 2. That which diverts; that which turns or draws the mind from care or study, and thus relaxes and amuses; sport; play; pastime; as, the diversions of youth. “Public diversions.”
    Such productions of wit and humor as expose vice and folly, furnish useful diversion to readers.   --Addison.
 3. Mil. The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.
 Syn: -- Amusement; entertainment; pastime; recreation; sport; game; play; solace; merriment.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 diversion
      n 1: 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" [syn: recreation]
      2: 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" [syn: deviation,
          digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation]
      3: an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the
         point of the principal attack [syn: diversionary attack]