Preventive vs Diversion - What's the difference?
As an adjective preventive
As a noun diversion is
fun, entertainment, levity.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
Carried out to deter military aggression.
Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
* Sir Thomas Browne
(obsolete) Going before; preceding.
- Physic is either curative or preventive .
- Any previous counsel or preventive understanding.
(dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
* 1856 , Henry William Herbert, The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen
(nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
A contraceptive, especially a condom.
- Dogs should be warmly but airily housed; heartily, but not heatingly, fed — old Indian meal, mixed with oatmeal, suppawn, is the best general food, with a small quantity of salt, which is a preventive against worms
* Many speakers prefer to use preventive'' in adjective senses and ''preventative in noun senses.[http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/nonerrors.htmlpreventive]
(military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.
The act of diverting.
Removal of water via a canal.
(transport) A detour, such as during road construction
(transport) The rerouting of cargo or passengers to a new transshipment point or destination, or to a different mode of transportation before arrival at the ultimate destination
[US FM 55-15 TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886 ].
(legal) Officially halting or suspending a formal criminal or juvenile justice proceeding and referral of the accused person to a treatment or care program.
* red herring