A skewed and false retelling of events is an example of a distortion.
- a distorting or being distorted
- anything distorted
Origin of distortionClassical Latin distortio
- a. The act or an instance of distorting.b. The condition of being distorted.
- A statement that twists fact; a misrepresentation.
- a. The alteration of the original form of a signal representing an image, a sound, a waveform, or other information.b. A visible or audible effect of such an alteration, such as the warping of an image or noise in an audio recording.
- Psychology The modification of unconscious impulses into forms acceptable by conscious or dreaming perception.
- dis·tor′tion·al, dis·tor′tion·ar′y, dis·tor′tive
- An act of distorting.
- A result of distorting.
- A misrepresentation of the truth.
- The story he told was a bit of a distortion.
- Noise or other artifacts caused in the electronic reproduction of sound or music.
- This recording sounds awful due to the distortion.
- An effect used in music, most commonly on guitars in rock or metal.
- (optics) an aberration that causes magnification to change over the field of view.
distortion - Computer Definition
The presence of undesired changes in some attribute of a waveform. Distortion is a type of noise that typically occurs in an amplifier, repeater, or transducer. Distortion commonly manifests as a nonlinear relationship between an input waveform and an output waveform, a non-uniform frequency shift, or a phase shift not proportional to the frequency. See also noise.