Preventive vs Diversion - What's the difference?

preventive | diversion |

As an adjective preventive

is .

As a noun diversion is

fun, entertainment, levity.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • Preventing, hindering, or acting as an obstacle to.
  • Carried out to deter military aggression.
  • Slowing the development of an illness; prophylactic.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • Physic is either curative or preventive .
  • (obsolete) Going before; preceding.
  • * Cudworth
  • Any previous counsel or preventive understanding.


    (en noun)
  • (dated) A thing that prevents, hinders, or acts as an obstacle to.
  • * 1856 , Henry William Herbert, The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen
  • 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
  • (nonstandard) A thing that slows the development of an illness.
  • A contraceptive, especially a condom.
  • Alternative forms

    * preventative

    Usage notes

    * Many speakers prefer to use preventive'' in adjective senses and ''preventative in noun senses.[
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    (en noun)
  • (military) A tactic used to draw attention away from the real threat or action.
  • A hobby; an activity that distracts the mind.
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  • The act of diverting.
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  • 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 destinationUS 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.
  • See also

    * hobby * distraction * red herring