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Distortion

Dis`tor´tion
n.1.The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
2.A wresting from the true meaning.
3.The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
4.(Med.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
Noun1.distortion - a change for the worse
Synonyms: deformation
2.distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
Synonyms: distorted shape
3.distortion - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
4.distortion - 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.distortion - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
6.distortion - the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
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