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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A person or thing that diverts attention; Also: An incorrect choice among multiple-choice answers on a test

Usage examples (35)
  • "Sometimes one answer will be 65 percent right, and the 'distracter' will be 60 percent right," one test designer explained.
  • An example of a "distracter": You feel out of control of certain elements of your life.
  • In one of these experiments, participants 'eye movements were recorded as they read a story that included a few' distracter 'words that were unrelated to the story.
  • June 15, 2009 at 11:15 am agreed! nao, distracter LCB! for more
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