Pronunciation: (di-strak'shun),[key] —n. 1. the act of distracting.
2. the state of being distracted.
3. mental distress or derangement: That child will drive me to distraction. 4. that which distracts, divides the attention, or prevents concentration: The distractions of the city interfere with my studies. 5. that which amuses, entertains, or diverts; amusement; entertainment: Fishing is his major distraction. 6. division or disorder caused by dissension; tumult.