HyperDic: distortion

English > 6 senses of the word distortion:
NOUNeventdistortion, deformationa change for the worse
shapedistortion, distorted shapea shape resulting from distortion
phenomenondistortion, aberration, optical aberrationan optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
phenomenondistortiona change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal
actdistortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twistingthe act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
actdistortionthe mistake of misrepresenting the facts
distortion > pronunciation
Soundsdihstao'rshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA change for the worse.
Synonymdeformation
Narrowerwarp, warpingA moral or mental distortion
Broaderdamage, harm, impairmentThe occurrence of a change for the worse
Spanishdeformación, distorsión
Catalandeformació, distorsió
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 2, shape
MeaningA shape resulting from distortion.
Synonymdistorted shape
Narrowerknot, gnarlSomething twisted and tight and swollen
tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, contortion, crookednessA tortuous and twisted shape or position
warp, buckleA shape distorted by twisting or folding
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Spanishdistorsión
Catalandistorsió
Nounsdistortionista painter who introduces distortions
Verbsdistorttwist and press out of shape
distortform into a spiral shape
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningAn optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image.
Synonymsaberration, optical aberration
Narrowerchromatic aberrationAn optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes
spherical aberrationAn optical aberration resulting in a distorted image
Broaderoptical phenomenonA physical phenomenon related to or involving light
Spanishaberración, aberración óptica, distorsión
Catalanaberració òptica, distorsió
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA 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).
Example"heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"
Narrowernonlinear distortion, amplitude distortiondistortion that occurs when the output signal does not have a linear relation to the input signal
Broaderacoustic phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound
electrical phenomenonA physical phenomenon involving electricity
Verbsdistortmake false by mutilation or addition
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean.
Synonymsoverrefinement, straining, torture, twisting
Broaderfalsification, misrepresentationA willful perversion of facts
Spanishdeformación, distorsión, torcimiento, torsión
Catalandeformació
Verbsdistortmake false by mutilation or addition
English > distortion: 6 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningThe mistake of misrepresenting the facts.
Broadermistake, error, faultA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Spanishdistorsión, tergiversación
Catalandistorsió, tergiversació
Verbsdistortmake false by mutilation or addition

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