dis·tor·tion /dɪsˈtɔrʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
2. A wresting from the true meaning.
3. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
4. Med. An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.
n 1: a change for the worse [syn: deformation]
2: a shape resulting from distortion [syn: distorted shape]
3: an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens
or mirror to produce a good image [syn: aberration, optical
4: a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic
or analog electrical signal; the difference between two
measurements of a signal (as between the input and output
signal); "heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube
amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"
5: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean
something it was not intended to mean [syn: overrefinement,
straining, torture, twisting]
6: the mistake of misrepresenting the facts