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English noun: distortion

1. distortion (event) a change for the worse


Synonymsdeformation


Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, impairment


Narrower (hyponym)warp, warping

2. distortion (shape) a shape resulting from distortion


Synonymsdistorted shape


Broader (hypernym)form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)buckle, contortion, crookedness, gnarl, knot, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness, warp

3. distortion (phenomenon) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image


Synonymsaberration, optical aberration


Broader (hypernym)optical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)chromatic aberration, spherical aberration

4. distortion (phenomenon) 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)


SamplesHeavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion.


Broader (hypernym)acoustic phenomenon, electrical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)amplitude distortion, nonlinear distortion

5. distortion (act) the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean


Synonymsoverrefinement, straining, torture, twisting


Broader (hypernym)falsification, misrepresentation

6. distortion (act) the mistake of misrepresenting the facts


Broader (hypernym)error, fault, mistake









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