distortion

noun dis·tor·tion \ di-ˈstȯr-shən \

Definition of distortion

1 :the act of twisting or altering something out of its true, natural, or original state :the act of distorting
  • a distortion of the facts
2 :the quality or state of being distorted :a product of distorting: such as
a physics :a lack of proportionality in an image resulting from defects in the optical system
  • an image free of distortion
b :falsified reproduction of an audio or video signal (see 1signal 4b) caused by change in the wave form of the original signal

distortional

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of distortion in a Sentence

  1. a distortion of the car chassis resulting from collision

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DISTORTION Defined for Kids

distortion

noun dis·tor·tion \ di-ˈstȯr-shən \

Definition of distortion for Students

: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

noun dis·tor·tion \ dis-ˈtȯr-shən \

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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