distortion


dis·tor·tion

noun \di-ˈstr-shən\

Definition of DISTORTION

1
:  the act of distorting
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 \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DISTORTION

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

First Known Use of DISTORTION

1581

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

dis·tor·tion

noun \dis-ˈtr-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DISTORTION

1
: the censorship of unacceptable unconscious impulses so that they are unrecognizable to the ego in the manifest content of a dream
2
: a lack of correspondence of size or intensity in an image resulting from defects in an optical system

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