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diversion
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
a distraction from something more important

or:

an activity done for fun

or:

the process of changing course, or the use or purpose of something
  • As a system, it avoids the diversion of energies into unproductive channels, and short-circuits malaise.
    p. 208.4

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