Definition of distractor in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈstraktə/


1A person or thing that distracts: the visual channel is capable of being a powerful distractor
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  • In my journey, I've found that one of the biggest distractors for me is the fact that, for a time, I was surrounded by negative people.
  • This route included many auditory and visual distractors, resembling the jungle scenery in the videogame.
  • This confirms our previous work showing that visual distractors produce the largest cross-modal congruency effects when presented close to the target hand.
1.1An incorrect option in a multiple choice question: four pictures, three of which are distractors
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  • The addition of the distractor had the effect of decreasing performance on the questions, but did so equally for both younger and older listeners.
  • Figure 2 illustrates the possible pairs of targets and distractors in each block.
  • In the two groups of conditions with no distractors in the probe displays, there were no significant differences in accuracy.
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