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Other Distortion Definition

[n] the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
[n] the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
[n] a change for the worse
[n] an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
[n] a shape resulting from distortion

Misc. Definitions

\Dis*tor"tion\, n. [L. distortio: cf. F. distortion.]
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. --Bp. Wren.
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.

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