Definitions for Distortiondɪˈstɔr ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of distorting.
the state of being distorted.
anything distorted, as an image or electronic signal.
an aberration of a lens or system of lenses in which the magnification of the object varies with the lateral distance from the axis of the lens.
Origin of distortion:
1575–85; < L
a change for the worse
distorted shape, distortion(noun)
a shape resulting from distortion
aberration, distortion, optical aberration(noun)
an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
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"
distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(noun)
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
An act of distorting.
A result of distorting.
A misrepresentation of the truth.
The story he told was a bit of a distortion.
Noise or other artifacts caused in the electronic reproduction of sound or music.
This recording sounds awful due to the distortion.
An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
(optics) an aberration that causes magnification to change over the field of view.
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
a wresting from the true meaning
the state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion
an unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity
Distortion is the alteration of the original shape of something, such as an object, image, sound or waveform. Distortion is usually unwanted, and so engineers strive to eliminate distortion, or minimize it. In some situations, however, distortion may be desirable. The important signal processing operation of heterodyning is based on nonlinear mixing of signals to cause intermodulation. Distortion is also used as a musical effect, particularly with electric guitars. The addition of noise or other outside signals is not deemed distortion, though the effects of quantization distortion are sometimes deemed noise. A quality measure that explicitly reflects both the noise and the distortion is the Signal-to-noise-and-distortion ratio.
Translations for Distortion
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- verwring, verdraai, vertrekAfrikaans
- تَحْريف، تَشْويهArabic
- deformaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- deformace; zkresleníCzech
- die Verdrehung, die VerzerrungGerman
- forvrængning; forvanskning; fordrejningDanish
- distorsión, deformaciónSpanish
- väänamine, moonutusEstonian
- از ریخت افتادگیFarsi
- टेढ़ापनख्, कुरूपता, विकृतिHindi
- iskrivljenje, distorzijaCroatian
- iškreipimas, iškraipymasLithuanian
- sagrozīšana; izkropļošana; deformācijaLatvian
- fordreiing, forvridning, forvanskingNorwegian
- از ریخت افتادگیPersian
- اړونه، ګرزونه، تحريفونهPashto
- förvrängning, distorsionSwedish
- 扭曲，歪曲Chinese (Trad.)
- спотворення; викривленняUkrainian
- شکل بگاڑنے کا عملUrdu
- sự bóp méoVietnamese
- 歪曲，失真Chinese (Simp.)
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