Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun distortion

6 senses of distortion

Sense 1
distortion, deformation -- (a change for the worse)
       => damage, harm, impairment -- (the occurrence of a change for the worse)

Sense 2
distorted shape, distortion -- (a shape resulting from distortion)
       => shape, form -- (the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance; "geometry is the mathematical science of shape")

Sense 3
aberration, distortion, optical aberration -- (an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image)
       => optical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

Sense 4
distortion -- (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")
       => electrical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon involving electricity)
       => acoustic phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon associated with the production or transmission of sound)

Sense 5
distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting -- (the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean)
       => falsification, misrepresentation -- (a willful perversion of facts)

Sense 6
distortion -- (the mistake of misrepresenting the facts)
       => mistake, error, fault -- (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults")

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