Meaning of DISTORTION in English
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
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 ~.
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012