What is diversion?

  • (noun): An attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack.
    Synonyms: diversionary attack
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "diversion":

  • (noun): An activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates.
    Example: "Scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"
    Synonyms: recreation

Famous quotes containing the word diversion:

    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)

    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)