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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Distraction \Dis*trac"tion\, noun [L. distractio: cf. F. distraction.]

1. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.

To create distractions among us. --Bp. Burnet.

2. That which diverts attention; a diversion. "Domestic distractions." --G. Eliot.

3. A diversity of direction; detachment. [Obs.]

His power went out in such distractions as Beguiled all species. --Shak.

4. State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.

That ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction. --1 Cor. vii. 35.

5. Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.

Never was known a night of such distraction. --Dryden.

6. Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.

The distraction of the children, who saw both their parents together, would have melted the hardest heart. --Tatler.

7. Derangement of the mind; madness. --Atterbury.

Syn: Perplexity; confusion; disturbance; disorder; dissension; tumult; derangement; madness; raving; franticness; furiousness.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"

2: an obstacle to attention

3: an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations [syn: {beguilement}, {distraction}]

4: the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection" [syn: {distraction}, {misdirection}]

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