noun dis·tor·tion \di-ˈstr-shən\

Definition of DISTORTION

:  the act of distorting
:  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 \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DISTORTION

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

First Known Use of DISTORTION


Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble
DISTORTIONAL Defined for Kids


noun dis·tor·tion \di-ˈstr-shən\

Definition of DISTORTION for Kids

:  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


noun dis·tor·tion \dis-ˈtr-shən\

Medical Definition of DISTORTION

:  the censorship of unacceptable unconscious impulses so that they are unrecognizable to the ego in the manifest content of a dream
:  a lack of correspondence of size or intensity in an image resulting from defects in an optical system


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