Translation of diversion in Spanish:

diversion

desviación, n.

Pronunciation /dʌɪˈvəːʃ(ə)n//dɪˈvəːʃ(ə)n//daɪˈvərʒən//dəˈvərʒən/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(of river)

      desviación feminine
      • But in the case of the big river diversion schemes this sequence took a more intelligent course.
      • Of course, some literal sensual diversion is nice too.
      • According to him, the sewage diversion plan can make a big difference.
      • According to the prospectus ‘the litigation could result in substantial costs and diversion of resources’.
      • A ‘water war’ has also erupted over Castile-La Mancha's diversion of the River Tajo at Murcia's expense.
      • Aside from the slight diversion into the life story of his brother's weird friend, it had been a relatively normal session.
      • The power outage no doubt was the product of the continued diversion of resources and lack of investment in basic infrastructure.
      • With bypass procedures and biliopancreatic diversion, success is even greater.
      • But he can often turn that diversion into something positive.
      • Continuously increasing the fiscal deficit and diversion of larger funds to consumption rather than investment hurts it more.
      • In the past there have been cases of over-expenditure and diversion of some resources.
      • A diversion is planned for users of the footpath so that it runs to the south of Marine Lake.
      • Long term planning and commitment to the programme have helped to prevent diversion of resources.
      • Dam building and river diversion have become commonplace.

    • 1.2(of funds)

      malversación feminine
      • In such states, the risk of diversion of funds and of corruption is extremely high.
      • He foreshadowed the imposition of new taxes and the diversion of funds allocated for development work to military spending.
      • Mel championed a recycling and composting plan that will push Toronto to the forefront of waste diversion in North America.
      • And finally, it acknowledges that 100 per cent diversion is impossible, since garbage will never just disappear.
      • Province-wide and country-wide, extended producer warranty legislation is the only way to reach 100 per cent waste diversion.
      • Also, funds earmarked for aviation always risk political diversion or delay in favor of other more favored projects.
      • The Reserve Bank of India has detected over 1,000 cases of fund diversion by corporate bodies.
      • We already know their plan includes diversion of current payroll taxes, something that will weaken, not strengthen, Social Security.
      • Similar water diversion plans by upstream non-Indian users severely degraded Walker River Reservation resources as well.

    • 1.3British Transport

      desvío masculine
      desviación feminine
      • Then I got tangled in a confusion of traffic jams, roadworks, diversions and obscure road signs.
      • Gardai operated traffic diversions through Rathduff and Pollavaddy until the road was reopened two hours later.
      • Buses and other heavy vehicles will be banned for at least three days with diversions along Market Road.
      • The road was blocked and diversions set up through Laneshawe Bridge.
      • Residents of Netherlands Avenue were furious after their road was used as a diversion onto Huddersfield Road.
      • Signed diversion routes will be used to direct traffic around the closure.
      • To accommodate the works, temporary traffic diversions will be used as required.
      • A signed diversion route around the inner ring road will be in operation for the duration of the work.
      • In this case the council had acquired a plot of land in 1955, for the purpose of constructing a road diversion.
      • Some side roads will also be temporarily closed with appropriate diversion routes added.
      • The council says the work will take up to two months to complete and will lead to road closures and bus diversions.
      • Tiny rural roads used as diversions were brought to a standstill by lorries trying to find a way around the chaos.
      • The Woodenbridge / Aughrim Road is closed for extensive road repairs diversions are in operation.
      • There will be a number of traffic diversions in operation during the day.
      • Road closures and diversions will be in place from Monday as Leeds City Council starts resurfacing roads through the town centre.
      • The road is the emergency diversion route for Ewell Road traffic.
      • Traffic is flowing freely over Salisbury's Skew Bridge again this week, after 16 months of queues, road closures and diversions.
      • Temporary measures have been put in place, including traffic lights and diversions.
      • Drivers can expect a string of temporary traffic lights and diversions in the coming months as nearly £1m of road repairs begin.
      • There will be traffic diversions, contra-flow systems and some road closures during the course of the work.

  • 2

    Military
    (distraction)
    diversión feminine
    divertimiento estratégico masculine
    you create a diversion and I'll make my escape tú los distraes mientras yo me escapo
    • Some have argued that these prosecutions are a diversion and distraction from the real task of prosecuting terrorists.
    • What keeps you reading, despite arcane diversions into the footnotes of manga and anime, is the sense of adventure.
    • He also has one of the funniest bits in the movie as part of the elaborate diversion the gang plans as part of the initial heist.
    • I like the idea of creating a big diversion of sorts to get moving with smaller stuff.
    • In the process, digital gadgetry - usually a diversion from physical activity - is literally keeping people of all ages moving.
    • The most important thing is not to create more diversions that complicate and expand the problem.
    • The momentary diversion of his attention, it seemed, was sufficient to elicit Deuroff's shift in focus as well.
    • Any diversion from the plan was an invitation to fail.
    • ‘They allowed me to create diversions in my life, to be able to get away from playing golf,’ he says.
    • Minutes later, a second car exploded nearby - possibly intended to create a diversion and cover the bombers' tracks.
    • I managed to miss about 80% through hard work and diversion, but stumbled upon an amazing performance.
    • You'd need to create a diversion, by throwing a rock that lands behind them, making a noise and distracting them temporarily.
    • Often, such diversions are to direct attention away from some other story or crisis.
    • But to be entertained is to be diverted, for that is what all these activities are: diversions.
    • I'll create a diversion, to get their attention.
    • Against that, the speech at the Orewa Rotary Club by the man in the white hat was just a diversion and a distraction.
    • And, at any rate, the SDF did not approve of industrial struggle, holding that such activity was a diversion from the inevitable.
    • Creating a diversion allowed the NCAA selection committee to elude criticism for its most problematic bracketing in recent years.
    • And they limit their lives to their own minds, the diversions within them.
    • There was only one possible way to distract the world's attention: create a diversion.
  • 3formal

    (amusement)
    diversión feminine
    entretenimiento masculine
    • Still others might prefer the challenge of a video or pinball game as an entertaining diversion.
    • It's a fun little diversion that gets addictive.
    • The unreality, we're told, is just for diversion - people understand the difference between movie posturing and the real world.
    • Since 1985, though, I've given up that youthful diversion.
    • Scenically speaking, this diversion was a delight.
    • Usually, I just turn to the BBC World Service for diversion, eventually slinking back to National or Concert.
    • No assortment of programs, activities or diversions will fill the void if a relational context is missing in a parish.
    • Any little diversion we plan - an afternoon drive to the Dairy Queen, a game of Monopoly after supper - Dad's nose vetoes.
    • Racing games to me are palate cleansers, lite diversions in between more serious gaming experiences.
    • It'll be free of diversions and pesky ‘entertainment extravaganzas’.
    • Dolls isn't a great film, but it is fun diversion.
    • They made going to a Web site a political act, not just an informational search or an entertaining diversion.
    • Plus, I think everybody's in need of little diversion.
    • They need diversions such as a youth club and different sport activities.
    • The answer came in the form of several delightful diversions.
    • Such items encouraged meaningful reflection on the Union victory; they also provided hours of entertainment and diversion.
    • Of course, the biggest diversion - the fall foliage - is free, and it is well worth the trip.
    • Spearfishing isn't a sport to you, it's a competitive diversion done for enjoyment!
    • TNM was obviously looking for a light, entertaining diversion for the holiday season, and they've certainly got that in La Nuit des rois.
    • One of my favourite diversions is to ‘re-create’ some company memos for circulation within a very select group of people I can trust.