distraction

  1. mental turmoil
  2. an obstacle to attention

Distraction

Distraction is the divided attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractio...
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Distraction

• (n.) The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation. • (n.) A diversity of direction; detachment. • (n.) State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity. • (n.) Derangement of the mind; madness. • (n.) Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair. • (n.) That whi...
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distraction

<procedure> The cognitive strategy of focusing attention on stimuli other than pain or negative emotions that accompany pain. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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distraction

(dis-trak´shәn) diversion of attention. separation of joint surfaces without rupture of their binding ligaments and without displacement. surgical separation of the two parts of a bone after it is transected.
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distraction

noun mental turmoil; `he drives me to distraction`
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Distraction

[game show] Distraction is a game show that aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom from 31 October 2003 to 11 June 2004. Presented by comedian Jimmy Carr, the show involves contestants answering questions while being distracted in various bizarre, painful and humiliating ways. Carr is aided by `distractors`, who as the name suggests, atte...
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Distraction

Dis·trac'tion noun [ Latin distractio : confer French distraction .] 1. The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation. « To create distractions among us.» Bp. Burnet. 2. That which diverts attention; a diversion. 'Domestic distracti...
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distraction

drawing someone's attention away from something
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distraction

In medicine, a pain relief method that takes the patient's attention away from the pain.
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distraction

Type: Term Pronunciation: dis-trak′shŭn Definitions: 1. Difficulty or impossibility of concentration or fixation of the mind. 2. A force applied to a body part to separate bony fragments or joint surfaces.
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distraction

[n] - an obstacle to attention 2. [n] - mental turmoil 3. [n] - the act of distracting
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