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Meaning of distortion by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /dɪsˈtɔː( ɹ )ʃən/, /dɪsˈtɔː( ɹ )ʒən/
    • Rhymes: -ɔː( r )ʃən

Explanation of distortion by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

    2. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    3. a change for the worse

    4. an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

    5. a change ( usually undesired ) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal

    6. heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion
    7. a shape resulting from distortion

    Definition of distortion by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Distortion n. [L. distortio: cf. F. distortion.]
      1. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, “the distortions of the face or body”.

      2. A wresting from the true meaning. Bp. Wren.

      3. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

      4. ( Med. ) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.