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diversion
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
a distraction from something more important

or:

an activity done for fun

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the process of changing course, or the use or purpose of something
  • I read The Globe and Mail again, but I was good; I didn't bring it to school with me, and I resolved that I would not discuss the sales of U.S. arms to Iran and the diversion of the profits to the Nicaraguan rebels—or the gift from the sultan of Brunei that was supposed to help support the rebels but was instead transferred to the wrong account in a Swiss bank.
    p. 325.8

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