— distortional, distortionary , adj.
/di stawr"sheuhn/ , n.
1. an act or instance of distorting.
2. the state of being distorted or the relative degree or amount by which something is distorted or distorts.
3. anything that is distorted, as a sound, image, fact, etc.
4. Optics. an aberration of a lens or system of lenses in which the magnification of the object varies with the lateral distance from the axis of the lens. Cf. barrel distortion, pincushion distortion .
[ 1575-85; distortion- (s. of distortio ). See DISTORT, -ION ]