Associations to the word «Distortion»


DISTORTION, noun. An act of distorting.
DISTORTION, noun. A result of distorting.
DISTORTION, noun. A misrepresentation of the truth.
DISTORTION, noun. Noise or other artifacts caused in the electronic reproduction of sound or music.
DISTORTION, noun. An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
DISTORTION, noun. (optics) an aberration that causes magnification to change over the field of view.

Dictionary definition

DISTORTION, noun. A change for the worse.
DISTORTION, noun. A shape resulting from distortion.
DISTORTION, noun. An optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image.
DISTORTION, noun. 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, noun. The act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
DISTORTION, noun. The mistake of misrepresenting the facts.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.