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noun [countable/uncountable] distortion pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstɔrʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a change that makes something no longer true or accurate

    This is clearly a distortion of the facts.

  2. 2
    a change in the way that something looks, sounds, or behaves so that it becomes strange or difficult to recognize

    Practically all these early recordings suffer from distortion.



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