Meaning of DISTORTION in English

DISTORTION

(~s)

1.

Distortion is the changing of something into something that is not true or not acceptable.

I think it would be a gross ~ of reality to say that they were motivated by self-interest...

N-VAR: usu with supp disapproval

2.

Distortion is the changing of the appearance or sound of something in a way that makes it seem strange or unclear.

Audio signals can be transmitted along cables without ~.

N-VAR

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