Dictionary Results for distortion

1. distortion - noun

· a change for the worse

Synonym(s): deformation

Hypernym(s): damage, harm, impairment

2. distortion - noun

· a shape resulting from distortion

Synonym(s): distorted_shape

Hypernym(s): shape, form

3. distortion - noun

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

Synonym(s): aberration, optical_aberration

Hypernym(s): optical_phenomenon

4. distortion - 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"

Hypernym(s): electrical_phenomenon, acoustic_phenomenon

5. distortion - noun

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

Synonym(s): overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting

Hypernym(s): falsification, misrepresentation

6. distortion - noun

· the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

Hypernym(s): mistake, error, fault

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