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 distortion distortion

noun

  • ( ) a change for the worse  ( deformation, distortion )
    a change for the worse
  • ( ) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image  ( aberration, distortion, optical aberration )
    an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
  • ( ) a shape resulting from distortion  ( distorted shape, distortion )
    a shape resulting from distortion
  • the mistake of misrepresenting the facts  ( distortion )
    the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
  • the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean  ( distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting )
    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)  ( distortion )
    a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)
     heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion
    heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion


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