Meaning of DISTORTION in English

noun Date: 1581 the act of distorting, the quality or state of being distorted ; a product of distorting: as, a lack of proportionality in an image resulting from defects in the optical system, falsified reproduction of an audio or video signal caused by change in the wave form of the original signal, ~al adjective

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