Diversion

Diversion may refer to:

  • diversion, a detour, especially of an airplane flight due to severe weather or mechanical failure, or of an ambulance from a fully occupied emergency room to one another nearby hospital
  • diversion, a distraction
  • diversion, a form of informal fallacy known as a general irrelevancy, a violation of sound reasoning
  • diversion, the rerouting of water from a river or lake for flood control, or as part of a water supply network for drinking water or irrigation (see Diversion dam)
  • Diversion, a British television film later adapted into the 1987 movie Fatal Attraction
  • Diversion program, criminal justice scheme usually for minor offenses
  • Diversionary tactic, also known as feint; a military deception designed to draw enemy strength away from a primary target
  • Pharmaceutical diversion, the diversion of licit drugs for illicit purposes
  • Product diversion, the sale of products in unintended markets
  • Yamaha Diversion, a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha

Other articles related to "diversion":

Diversion Program - Diversion in The United Kingdom
... Diversion can ensure that people with mental health problems who enter (or are at risk of entering) the criminal justice system are identified and provided with appropriate ... In the UK, Centre for Mental Health has shown that such diversion represents good value for money, with well-designed intervention helping to reduce reoffending by a third. 2012, the UK government pledged to roll out a national liaison and diversion service by 2014, with 101 sites were duly announced by the Department of Health ...
Landfill Diversion
... Waste diversion or landfill diversion is the process of diverting waste from landfills ... The success of landfill diversion can be measured by comparison of the size of the landfill from one year to the next ... minimally or remains the same, then policies covering landfill diversion are successful ...
Mori-Torbole Tunnel - History
... idea already established in the 18th century, Venice's Water Magistrate proposed constructing a diversion tunnel to Lake Garda that would alleviate ... The lake's surface area, equal to about 370 kmĀ², would allow the diversion of huge volumes of river water with only a modest increase in the lake's level ... The construction of the tunnel caused the death of Lake Loppio, due to the diversion of the springs that fed it ...
Gower Gulch (Death Valley) - Diversion
... (1.5 m) Furnace Creek-Gower Gulch Flood diversion channel was blasted upstream from Zabriskie Point to divert flood waters from the Furnace Creek Wash and the resorts into Gower Gulch ... The diversion increased the size of Gower Gulch's drainage basin from 2.77 km2 to 455.63 km2, an increase of 16,348% ... Today the diversion has sunk to over 20 feet deep with two dry falls, one three feet and another ten feet high ...

Famous quotes containing the word diversion:

    If our condition were truly happy, we would not need diversion from thinking of it in order to make ourselves happy.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    [F]rom Saratoga [N.Y.] till we got back to Northampton [Mass.], was then mostly desert. Now it is what 34. years of free and good government have made it. It shews how soon the labor of man would make a paradise of the whole earth, were it not for misgovernment, and a diversion of all his energies from their proper object, the happiness of man, to the selfish interests of kings, nobles and priests.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    Without [diversion] we would be in a state of weariness, and this weariness would spur us on to seek a more solid means of escaping from it. But diversion amuses us, and leads us unconsciously to death.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)