Synonyms of distortion


1. distortion, deformation, damage, harm, impairment

usage: a change for the worse

2. distorted shape, distortion, shape, form

usage: a shape resulting from distortion

3. aberration, distortion, optical aberration, optical phenomenon

usage: an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

4. distortion, electrical phenomenon, acoustic phenomenon

usage: 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"

5. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting, falsification, misrepresentation

usage: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

6. distortion, mistake, error, fault

usage: the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

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Definition and meaning of distortion (Dictionary)