1 change of direction
ADJ. brief, short | major
VERB + DIVERSION make, take From Poiso we make a short diversion to drive to the top of the mountain.
PREP. ~ from the diversion of water from the river into the reservoir | ~ to The pilot set the aircraft up for a diversion to the nearest suitable airfield.
2 temporary route
ADJ. temporary A temporary diversion has been set up to take traffic away from the accident site. | traffic
VERB + DIVERSION set up | signpost The road will be closed for two days; diversions have been signposted.
DIVERSION + VERB be in operation The main road is now closed and diversions are in operation.
VERB + DIVERSION create, provide The fire was started to create a diversion, allowing some prisoners to escape.
PREP. ~ from The cinema provided a welcome diversion from camp routine.
4 pleasant activity
ADJ. pleasant, pleasurable | minor
VERB + DIVERSION make, provide The party would make a pleasant diversion in his rather dull social life.