Definition of distortion in English:

distortion

Syllabification: dis·tor·tion
Pronunciation: /disˈtôrSHən
 
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noun

  • 1The action of distorting or the state of being distorted: the virus causes distortion of the leaves deliberate distortions of pitch and timbre
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    • Circuit bandwidth reduction, attenuation distortion, non-linear distortion and noise also can lower the values.
    • A fast pixel response helps eliminate ‘ghosting’ and distortion often seen on LCD monitors with slower response times.
    • There is no curvature, thus distortion is eliminated.
  • 1.1A distorted form or part: a distortion in the eye’s shape or structure
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    • From the mid-1880s he began to use violent colour and linear distortions to express the most elemental emotions of fear, love, and hatred.
    • Henderson was a master of playful and sinister distortions, cleverly achieved in the darkroom.
    • Equally, Shakespeare's distortions of history, to which Miles occasionally refers, are, in and of themselves, important.
  • 2The action of giving a misleading account or impression: we’re tired of the media’s continuing distortion of our issues
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    • I have to give a speech next week on media deceit and distortion, and when I saw this very same paper I thought, great!
    • Falsehood and distortion are their stock and trade.
    • It is hard to imagine carelessness, incompetence, prejudice, distortion, falsehood and unfairness being put to better use.
  • 3Change in the form of an electrical signal or sound wave during processing.
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    • The head-end BDA is a high gain amplifier with very low distortion characteristics.
    • Even in clear skies, however, atmospheric distortion is a challenge.
    • For example, distortion of sound is related to the length of the sound.

Derivatives

distortional

Pronunciation: /-ˈtôrSHənl/
adjective
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  • These locations correspond to the damage zones where our numerical models predict elevated distortional strain energy densities.
  • Du & Aydin used distortional strain energy density to create the first models of deformation band propagation in mode II.
  • Love investigated the possibility of the propagation of a purely distortional surface wave..

distortionless

Pronunciation: /-ˈtôrSHənləs/
adjective
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  • In a distortionless transmission the amplitude response is constant and the phase response is linear.
  • The conditions for a distortionless transmission are examined, giving attention to various factors which can lead to distortions of the signal.

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