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An example use of diversion in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… or to the diversion of trade then either …”
Diversion means a change of the subject or a change of the focus of attention.
the word diversion occurs in english on average 5.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that diversion can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) transport and travel;