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Meaning & Definition of Distortion in English

English

Distortion

/dɪstɔrʃən/

noun

1. A change for the worse

    synonym:
  • distortion
  • ,
  • deformation

2. A shape resulting from distortion

    synonym:
  • distorted shape
  • ,
  • distortion

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

    synonym:
  • aberration
  • ,
  • distortion
  • ,
  • optical aberration

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • distortion

5. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    synonym:
  • distortion
  • ,
  • overrefinement
  • ,
  • straining
  • ,
  • torture
  • ,
  • twisting

6. The mistake of misrepresenting the facts

    synonym:
  • distortion