1. [ noun ] a change for the worse
Synonyms: deformation
Related terms: damage warp deform
2. [ noun ] a shape resulting from distortion
Synonyms: distorted_shape
Related terms: shape tortuosity warp knot disfigure
3. [ noun ] (physics) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
Synonyms: optical_aberration aberration
Related terms: optical_phenomenon chromatic_aberration spherical_aberration aberrate
4. [ noun ] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
Synonyms: twisting straining torture overrefinement
Related terms: misrepresentaation falsification twist
5. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) 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)

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Related terms: acoustic_phenomenon electrical_phenomenon amplitude_distortion
6. [ noun ] the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
Related terms: mistake falsify
Similar spelling:   distortionist