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Definition of Distraction

Distraction

  1. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
  2. That which diverts attention; a diversion.
  3. A diversity of direction; detachment.
  4. State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
  5. Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
  6. Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
  7. Derangement of the mind; madness.

Distraction Quotations

When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.
Ramana Maharshi

I can't write a line without music - it provides just the right amount of distraction to keep me focused. Clearly, I still miss the noisy roommates.
Stacy Schiff

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc

At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one.
Tom Kite
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Distraction Translations

distraction in Afrikaans is ontspanning
distraction in Danish is rekreation
distraction in Dutch is verstrooiing, afleiding
distraction in Italian is diversione
distraction in Norwegian is distraksjon, forvirring
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