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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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Hypothesis one asserts, "Princely states and pauper states are equally likely to stage diversionary spectacles," while hypothesis two places the blame upon the pauper state as more likely to stage an actual diversionary war.
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The year-long Aleutians Campaign began in June 1942 as a diversionary measure by the Japanese to focus American attention away from their main operation, the invasion of Midway Atoll.
A report published today by the youth charity says local authorities should create more diversionary activities and tackle the "no ball games" culture to help young people build their confidence, develop skills and combat anti-social behaviour.
Gone are Moore's past films' diversionary meandering into minor details, along with his self-aggrandizing bullying of hapless receptionists and middlemen.
The Flight Guard system automatically releases diversionary flares if an on-board sensor detects a heat-seeking missile.
UNC leader Basdeo Panday dismissed the reports, saying diversionary tactics were being employed by the Government to distract public attention from its current problems.
In each Australian state, various laws and administrative guidelines have built on this discretion, introducing diversionary options such as police cautioning for young people (Seymour, 1988).
THE Tories hit back at Blair's attack on their party last night, branding it a pathetic diversionary tactic.
Second, cues exist, such as "presence of marksmen," "sound of a diversionary device," or "availability of a hiding place.
Read metaphorically, it aptly indicates the prospect of losing one's way among the meanders and thickets of an oeuvre that is both diverse and diversionary, for while Gillick's practice to date has encompassed a wide range of media and activities (including sculpture, writing, architectural and graphic design, film, and music) as well as various critical and curatorial projects, his work as a whole is also marked by a fondness for diversions and distractions, tangents and evasions.
Residents wanted to go beyond `more bars, more locks, more lights, to diversionary activities for young people'.