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Synonyms for distortion
dɪˈstɔr ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distortion, deformation(noun)

    a change for the worse

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining, contortion

  2. distorted shape, distortion(noun)

    a shape resulting from distortion

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

  3. aberration, distortion, optical aberration(noun)

    an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, deviance, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, aberrance, twisting, straining, aberrancy

  4. distortion(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

  5. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(noun)

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    Synonyms:
    overrefinement, straining, strain, torturing, spin, twist, optical aberration, twisting, aberration, whirl, twirl, deformation, agony, torture, distorted shape, anguish, torment

  6. distortion(noun)

    the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distortion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    twist, wryness, contortion, deformity

  2. distortion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perversion, misrepresentation, falsification

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Translations for distortion

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  • تشويهArabic
  • изкривяване, изопачаване, деформация, измятанеBulgarian
  • zkresleníCzech
  • fordrejelse, forvridning, forvrængning, distortionDanish
  • Verformung, Verdrehung, Enstellung, Verzerrung, Zerrbild, VerwindungGerman
  • παραμόρφωση, διαστροφή, διαστρέβλωση, παραποίησηGreek
  • distorsiónSpanish
  • vääristymä, vääristely, särö, vääristyminen, vääristäminenFinnish
  • distorsionFrench
  • meghamisítás, eltorzításHungarian
  • distorsiIndonesian
  • искаже́ние, искривле́ние, дисто́рсия, дисто́ршнRussian
  • förvränging, förvrängning, distortionSwedish
  • వక్రీకరణTelugu

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