American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of distorting.
- n. The condition of being distorted.
- n. A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
- n. A change in the shape of an image resulting from imperfections in an optical system, such as a lens.
- n. Electronics An undesired change in the waveform of signal.
- n. Electronics A consequence of such a change, especially a lack of fidelity in reception or reproduction.
- n. Psychology The modification of unconscious impulses into forms acceptable by conscious or dreaming perception.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of distorting. A forcible alteration of the shape of a body by twisting or wresting; the change of any shape from the proper or natural one to an improper or unnatural one; the representation of a visible object by an image of an altered shape.
- n. In mathematics, any change of shape not involving a breach of continuity. But a mere alteration of size in the same ratio in all directions is not considered to be a distortion.
- n. A twisting or writhing motion: as, the facial distortions of a sufferer.
- n. The state of being twisted out of shape; a deviation from the natural or regular shape or position; an unnatural direction of parts, from whatever cause.
- n. A perversion of the true meaning or intent.
- n. An act of distorting.
- n. A result of distorting.
- n. A misrepresentation of the truth.
- n. Noise or other artifacts caused in the electronic reproduction of sound or music.
- n. An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
- n. optics an aberration that causes magnification to change over the field of view.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion.
- n. A wresting from the true meaning.
- n. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
- n. (Med.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
- n. an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
- n. a shape resulting from distortion
- n. a change for the worse
- n. the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
- n. a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)
- n. the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
“I use the term distortion in relation to my personal observations, for I resided in the Canal Zone from 1967-1970.”
“The second long-term distortion is similar to the first.”
“Mkapa blamed the media for what he described as distortion of facts, saying: "It is discouraging to see that the media and the international community are bent on distorting the whole issue.”
“Parliament the two were expelled for professional misconduct and what he called distortion of events in Zimbabwe and "propagating falsehoods" in their reporting to media organizations abroad.”
“Assad told ABC that he doesn't "own" the country's security forces, dismissed the UN's estimate of the number killed, and asked for the organization to send "concrete evidence" to support allegations that Syria has committed war crimes, which he called a "distortion of reality.”
“Assad told ABC that he doesn't "own" the country's security forces, dismissed United Nations estimates that at least 4,000 people have died since unrest began in March, and asked for the organization to send "concrete evidence" to support allegations that Syria has committed war crimes, which he called a "distortion of reality.”
“Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent whose nomination has been delayed by Republicans for unrelated concerns, sent a letter to senators in November to correct what he called a distortion of his record.”
“The comments have provoked outrage, with politicians in France and Germany vocal in condemning what they termed a distortion of the scientific evidence that risked putting many more lives at risk in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions are living with the disease.”
“Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent whose nomination has been delayed by Republicans for unrelated concerns, wrote to senators in November to correct what he called a distortion of his record.”
“This kind of distortion is precisely why I am MR CYNICAL!”
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