/daɪ'vɜ:ʃn; [US] daɪ'vɜ:rʒn; daɪ`vɝʒən/
1 (a) [U] action of turning sth aside or changing its direction 偏离; 转向
*the diversion of a stream, one's thoughts 河流的改道、思想的转变
* the diversion of flights because of fog 由于有雾而造成的班机航向偏离.
(b) [C] instance of this 偏离; 转向.
2 [C] (esp Brit) (US detour) alternative route for use by traffic when the usual road is temporarily closed （道路禁止通行时的）临时绕行路
*Sorry I'm late there was a diversion. 对不起, 我迟到了--因为改道的缘故.
3 [C] entertaining activity, esp one that turns the attention from work, study, etc 消遣, 娱乐（尤指使注意力从工作、学习等中转移开者）
*the diversions of city life 城市生活中的各种消遣
* It's difficult to concentrate when there are so many diversions. 娱乐活动多了就很难集中精神.
4 [C] thing designed to draw attention away from sth one does not want to be noticed 用以转移视线的事物; 为转移注意力而制造的假象
*One of the gang created a diversion in the street while the others robbed the bank. 一名匪徒在街上制造事端引人注目, 其余匪徒则抢劫银行.
[U and C]
a change in the direction or use of something, or the act of changing it
a campaign to halt the diversion of the river
the diversion of funds into the military budget
[U and C]
an enjoyable activity that you do to stop yourself from becoming bored
something that stops you from paying attention to what you are doing or what is happening
Two prisoners created a diversion to give the men time to escape.
a different way that traffic is sent when the usual roads are closed
1. He created a diversion while I slipped out, so that no one noticed me. 我溜出去时, 他打了个掩护, 因而没有人注意到我。
2. Yet to both classes, the need of an alternative outlook, of a change of atmosphere, of a diversion of effort, is essential. 然而对这两种人来说，都需要换一换脑子，改变一下气氛，转移一下注意力，这是不可缺少的。