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DISTRACTION (from Lat. distrakere, to...

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 322 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DISTRACTION (from Lat. distrakere, to pull asunder), a drawing away or apart; a word now used generally of a state of mind, to mean a diversion of attention, or a violent emotion amounting almost to madness.
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