distortion


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Synonyms for distortion

Synonyms for distortion

a change for the worse

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

a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal

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

the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

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So much so, that if this distortion were not the general rule, perhaps these dreadful crimes would be less frequent.
And recollect--it was a YOUTH, at the particular age which is most helplessly susceptible to the distortion of ideas
Instantly the flexible limbs of the child assumed the appearance of deformity and distortion, as, with his back humped up, and his master's stick in his hand, he hobbled about the room, his childish face drawn into a doleful pucker, and spitting from right to left, in imitation of an old man.
I was still naive enough to associate them with tears, lamentations, extraordinary attitudes of the body and some sort of facial distortion, all very dreadful to behold.
Yes, it will," said Celia, with the same touching distortion of her small features.
They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched, in the darkness of the night.
This much-enduring man had succeeded in banishing chewing gum after a long and stormy war, had made a bonfire of the confiscated novels and newspapers, had suppressed a private post office, had forbidden distortions of the face, nicknames, and caricatures, and done all that one man could do to keep half a hundred rebellious girls in order.
Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions.
He captured the hand that invited, and felt on the palm familiar markings and distortions.
How," demanded Sir Oracle, "can a mother reasonably expect her child to learn correct speech, when she continually accustoms its impressionable gray matter to such absurd expressions and distortions of our noble tongue as thoughtless mothers inflict every day on the helpless creatures committed to their care?
During many hours of the short winter days, however, when it was dusk there early in the afternoon, changing distortions of herself in her wheeled chair, of Mr Flintwinch with his wry neck, of Mistress Affery coming and going, would be thrown upon the house wall that was over the gateway, and would hover there like shadows from a great magic lantern.
And now that I have given the one chapter to the theme that so filled my heart, and so often made it ache and ache again, I pass on, unhindered, to the event that had impended over me longer yet; the event that had begun to be prepared for, before I knew that the world held Estella, and in the days when her baby intelligence was receiving its first distortions from Miss Havisham's wasting hands.
In the literature survey, it is reported that 50% of the architectural distortion cases is missed [2][3], and very few research papers for AD detection have been published [4][7] and very few reliable AD detection systems have been implemented or reported due to its difficulty to detect and to verify.
The first is attributed to distortion of the cylindrical bore hole when the cylinder head is attached, which is known as static distortion.
We consider the problem of pricing contingent claims using distortion operators.
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