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    distortion

    distortion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distortion

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