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 asa physics : a lack of proportionality in an image resulting from defects in the optical system an image free of distortionb : falsified reproduction of an audio or video signal (see 1signal 4b) caused by change in the wave form of the original signal
distortionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of distortion in a sentence
a distortion of the car chassis resulting from collision
Recent Examples of distortion from the web
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Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, Interpol, Wilco, The Avett Brothers and many more performed on the second day of the three day festival.
Worse, the Fed’s large-scale interventions in credit and investment markets have created significant distortions that threaten financial stability.
The two-pronged judging approach also helps minimize inevitable scoring distortions.
My statements have been slimmed down to distortion and taken out of context.
Low interest rates can encourage excessive speculation and economic distortions, as in the years before the financial crisis, but the Fed’s stimulus campaign so far has produced only a modest recovery, and there remain few signs of overheating.
Glorifying politeness can be its own trap, leading to distortions, linguistic and otherwise.
The controversies, along with the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, were exacerbated by the way the White House handled them-with shifting explanations and, in some cases, outright distortions.
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Origin and Etymology of distortion
First Known Use: 1581
DISTORTION Defined for Kids
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 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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