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distortion

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noun dis·tor·tion \di-ˈstȯr-shən\

Definition of distortion

  1. 1 :  the act of distorting

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being distorted :  a product of distorting: as a :  a lack of proportionality in an image resulting from defects in the optical system b :  falsified reproduction of an audio or video signal caused by change in the wave form of the original signal

dis·tor·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective


Examples of distortion

  1. <a distortion of the car chassis resulting from collision>



1581

First Known Use of distortion

1581

Other Audio Recording Terms

Rhymes with distortion


DISTORTION Defined for Kids

distortion

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noun dis·tor·tion \di-ˈstȯr-shən\

Definition of distortion

  1. :  the act of twisting out of shape or making inaccurate :  the state of being twisted out of shape or made inaccurate <a distortion of the facts> <a facial distortion>




Medical Dictionary

distortion

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noun dis·tor·tion \dis-ˈtȯr-shən\

Medical Definition of distortion

  1. 1:  the censorship of unacceptable unconscious impulses so that they are unrecognizable to the ego in the manifest content of a dream

  2. 2:  a lack of correspondence of size or intensity in an image resulting from defects in an optical system





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