Meaning of DISTORTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ di-ˈstȯr-shən ]


Date: 1581

1. : the act of distorting

2. : the quality or state of being distorted : a product of distorting: as

a. : a lack of proportionality in an image resulting from defects in the optical system

b. : falsified reproduction of an audio or video signal caused by change in the wave form of the original signal

• dis·tor·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.