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Definition of distraction:

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


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