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divert

i. An expression used in air traffic control meaning, “Proceed to alternate airfield or carrier as specified.”
ii. To change the target, mission, or destination of an airborne flight.
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The slight discrepancy is that the afena commanded to use a divertive force in the central portion of the half-moon formation instead of "avoiding the principal enemy defenses.
8) See, for example, [Playford], Wit and Mirth; or, Pills to Purge Melancholy (1707-09), III, 237-39 (with music); [Thomas] D'Urfey, Songs Compleat, Pleasant and Divertive, set to Musick by Dr.
Far from being a divertive and unpleasant challenge, the call to connect with an audience is a welcome step for a Systems Intelligent systems pedagogue.