distraction: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-strak'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of distracting.
  2. the state of being distracted.
  3. mental distress or derangement: That child will drive me to distraction.
  4. that which distracts, divides the attention, or prevents concentration: The distractions of the city interfere with my studies.
  5. that which amuses, entertains, or diverts; amusement; entertainment: Fishing is his major distraction.
  6. division or disorder caused by dissension; tumult.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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