Part of speech: noun

The act of diverting, or that which diverts; recreation.

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Usage examples "diversion":

  1. When the Virginia riflemen appeared, however, there was less of this diversion. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
  2. And so the fight might have lasted till all were down but for a startling diversion. - "The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
  3. Arthur takes Violet; the professor, Laura; and here Gertrude makes a sort of diversion and has the sympathy of both gentlemen. - "Floyd Grandon's Honor", Amanda Minnie Douglas.