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diversion
American English: /dəˈvərʒən/
, /daɪˈvərʒən/
British English: /dʌɪˈvəːʃ(ə)n/
, /dɪˈvəːʃ(ə)n/

Translation of diversion in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 uncountable (of river)
    Example sentences
    • Aside from the slight diversion into the life story of his brother's weird friend, it had been a relatively normal session.
    • A diversion is planned for users of the footpath so that it runs to the south of Marine Lake.
    • In the past there have been cases of over-expenditure and diversion of some resources.
    1.2 uncountable (of funds)
    Example sentences
    • The Reserve Bank of India has detected over 1,000 cases of fund diversion by corporate bodies.
    • In such states, the risk of diversion of funds and of corruption is extremely high.
    • Also, funds earmarked for aviation always risk political diversion or delay in favor of other more favored projects.
    1.3 countable (British) (Transport)
    Example sentences
    • Drivers can expect a string of temporary traffic lights and diversions in the coming months as nearly £1m of road repairs begin.
    • Then I got tangled in a confusion of traffic jams, roadworks, diversions and obscure road signs.
    • There will be traffic diversions, contra-flow systems and some road closures during the course of the work.
  • 2 countable (distraction) (Military)
    diversión (feminine)
    divertimiento (masculine) estratégico
    you create a diversion and I'll make my escape
    tú los distraes mientras yo me escapo
    Example sentences
    • There was only one possible way to distract the world's attention: create a diversion.
    • ‘They allowed me to create diversions in my life, to be able to get away from playing golf,’ he says.
    • Creating a diversion allowed the NCAA selection committee to elude criticism for its most problematic bracketing in recent years.
  • 3 countable and uncountable (amusement) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • Racing games to me are palate cleansers, lite diversions in between more serious gaming experiences.
    • One of my favourite diversions is to ‘re-create’ some company memos for circulation within a very select group of people I can trust.
    • No assortment of programs, activities or diversions will fill the void if a relational context is missing in a parish.
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