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DISTORTION





Definition:

  1. [noun] a change for the worse
    Synonyms: deformation

  2. [noun] a shape resulting from distortion
    Synonyms: distorted shape

  3. [noun] an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
    Synonyms: aberration, optical aberration

  4. [noun] a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal); "heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"

  5. [noun] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    Synonyms: overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting

  6. [noun] the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

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