divagation, deflexion, deflection, digression, deviation, diversion
n. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
recreation, diversion
n. an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
diversionary attack, diversion
n. an attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack
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n. the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
spare-time activity, by-line, sideline, pursuit, hobby, avocation
n. an auxiliary activity
distraction, beguilement
n. an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
relaxation method, relaxation
n. a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount
n. freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity; "he lacked the leisure for golf"
roundabout way, detour
n. a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
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n. activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
toil, labour, labor
n. productive work (especially physical work done for wages); "his labor did not require a great deal of skill"
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