divagation

Definitions of divagation
  1. noun
    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    synonyms: deflection, deflexion, deviation, digression, diversion
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    types:
    red herring
    any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
    type of:
    turn, turning
    the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
  2. noun
    a message that departs from the main subject
    synonyms: aside, digression, excursus, parenthesis, tangent
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    type of:
    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
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