Definitions of distortion:
  • noun:   the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
  • noun:   the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
  • noun:   a change for the worse
  • 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)
    Example: "Heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"
  • noun:   an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
  • noun:   a shape resulting from distortion

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