|1.||the act or an instance of distorting or the state of being distorted|
|2.||something that is distorted|
|3.||an aberration of a lens or optical system in which the magnification varies with the lateral distance from the axis|
|a. an undesired change in the shape of an electromagnetic wave or signal|
|b. the result of such a change in waveform, esp a loss of clarity in radio reception or sound reproduction|
|5.||psychol a change in perception so that it does not correspond to reality|
|6.||psychoanal the disguising of the meaning of unconscious thoughts so that they may appear in consciousness, e.g. in dreams|
distortion dis·tor·tion (dĭ-stôr'shən)
A twisting out of normal shape or form.
A psychological defense mechanism that helps to repress or disguise unacceptable thoughts.