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diversion

/di·ver·sion/ (dĭ-ver´zhun) a turning aside.
urinary diversion  surgical creation of an alternate route for urine flow to replace an absent or diseased portion of the lower urinary tract in order to preserve renal function.

di·ver·sion

(di-vĕr'zhŭn)
1. The process of rerouting an ambulance to a facility other than the closest appropriate facility.
2. To create or bypass in the body.
Compare: shunt

diversion

(dĭ-vĕr′zhŭn)
1. In hospital management, the routing of patients away from one facility to others, usually because the first institution is inaccessible, overcrowded, or understaffed.
2. In surgery, the redirection of the normal flow of body contents from one organ to another.
3. The illicit use of a controlled substance for a purpose other than that which was intended by its prescriber.
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Approach then came back, "Your divert bears 219 for 200 miles.
China had proposed to build a dam over the Tsang-Po in Tibet whereby it could divert considerable amount of the river's water to cultivate other barren areas of the region.
Quaylink Q1, Q2 and Q3 will be diverted as follows: Northbound Q1 and Q3 from Dean Street will divert via Swan House and Pilgrim Street, then the Q1 via Market Street, Q3 will continue along Pilgrim Street (calling at the 57 stop outside Virgin Money) then via New Bridge Street to normal route from the Library.
A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokeswoman said it had to divert patients because the hospital had experienced "signifi-cant pressure" in A&e.
This feature allows the sorter to be easily relocated along the conveyor path if divert locations change.
Etihad Airways, meanwhile, said it was forced to divert 37 flights due to a technical issue with the runway.
A spokesman for Fazakerley hospital said the ambulance divert was only for an hour and they did not close the unit.
Divert More on Nelson Way receives waste mattresses and de-constructs them by hand to their individual parts.
The significance of this program is that large construction projects previously had not been recycling any material, but now can divert more than 80 percent.
The woman, who had been drinking, could not be calmed down and the pilots decided to divert to Munich, where she was handed over to police.
BFI officials reportedly are willing to let Los Angeles divert less than 600 tons.
Funds can only be awarded for projects that divert waste in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte and Flay Counties.