Origin of distortion
OTHER WORDS FROM distortiondis·tor·tion·al, dis·tor·tion·ar·y, adjectivenon·dis·tor·tion, nouno·ver·dis·tor·tion, noun
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How to use distortion in a sentence
That “news staffer” needs a leader at Fox News with some standing, someone who could stand up to the multimillionaires who pack the prime-time schedule with lies and distortions.
Another perk of this lens shape is less distortion and glare.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love|Eric Alt|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
The price distortions of stocks in the index turbocharge the small-cap advantage.
Our autobiographical memories are subject to all kinds of distortions—what psychologist Daniel Schacter cheekily calls “sins of commission.”
In particular, the researchers look for distortions caused by gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that, when they pass through the pulsars, change the blips’ arrival time on Earth.Some Physicists See Signs of Cosmic Strings From the Big Bang|Thomas Lewton|September 29, 2020|Quanta Magazine
And yet, even while seldom leaving the capital, they offer a perspective on the city that tilts toward distortion.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Second, however, dealing with TEKS at all means distortion, or worse.
Disguise, distortion, and deception were accepted as reality.What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis|Annie Jacobsen|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No doubt she's right, but wouldn't the best solution be to do away with the market distortion at the root of the problem?
Great TV shows reflect our lives back at us, even if it is with the fun-house distortion that sitcoms routinely pull off.
"Come nearer, Tatsu San," he whispered, forcing his face into the distortion of a smile.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
No distortion of countenance, or aukward behaviour; no absence of mind; but to keep the Graces always in remembrance.
In fig. 72 distortion is carried too far; this figure is merely used as an illustration.
The street was empty and the acute sound of their steps struck in fantastic distortion against the city of silence.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
We get some gravity, some magnetic, and some electrostatic field distortion, too.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for distortion
- an undesired change in the shape of an electromagnetic wave or signal
- the result of such a change in waveform, esp a loss of clarity in radio reception or sound reproduction