Translation of diversion in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /dəˈvɜːrʒən; daɪˈvɜːʃən/


  • 1 1.1 u (of river) desviación (f)
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    • 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 u (of funds) malversación (f)
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    • 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 c (BrE) [Transp] desvío (m), desviación (f)
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    • 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 c (distraction) [Mil] diversión (f), divertimiento (m) estratégico you create a diversion and I'll make my escape tú los distraes mientras yo me escapo
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    • 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 c u (amusement) [formal] diversión (f), entretenimiento (m)
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    • 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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