diversion

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun a change in route or destination caused by bad weather, technical problem, etc.

Cars & Driving

  • noun an alternative route which traffic has to follow due to closure of a stretch of road for repairs, etc.

Construction

  • A pipe, trench, or channel, usually temporary, used to divert the flow of water from its usual course.

Military

  • noun an attack or raid intended to distract the enemy while another operation is carried out elsewhere

Travel

  • noun a change to a planned or normal route in order to avoid e.g. roadworks or flooding
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