### Distortion

[mathematics] almost everywhere. Here Df is the weak derivative of ƒ, and |Df| is the Hilbert–Schmidt norm. almost everywhere. ...
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### Distortion

[economics] A distortion is departure from the allocation of economic resources from the state in which each agent maximizes his/her own welfare. A proportional wage-income tax, for instance, is distortionary, whereas a lump-sum tax is not. In a competitive equilibrium, a proportional wage income tax discourages work. In perfect competition...
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### Distortion

Any departure from the ideal of perfect competition that therefore interferes with economic agents maximizing social welfare when they maximize their own. Includes taxes and subsidies, tariffs and NTBs, externalities, incomplete information, and imperfect competition.
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### Distortion

An effect that is applied to the amplification signal of an instrument, usually and most notably guitars.

### Distortion

Nonproportional representation of an original.
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### Distortion

There are various lens induced 'distortions' that can effect the photographic image. (see: Aberration , Barrel distortion& Pincushion effect )
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### distortion

[n] - a change for the worse 2. [n] - the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean 3. [n] - the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
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### Distortion

Usually undesirable result of overloading sound equipment. Reducing the levels can remedy the situation.
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### Distortion

(Digital cameras and photo printers) Misrepresentation of an image. Wide angle lenses normally produce more distortion than tele lenses.
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### Distortion

a process, often found desirable by guitar players, that alters a sound's waveform.

### Distortion

Any change in the waveform or harmonic content of an original signal as it passes through a device. The result of nonlinearity within the device.
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### Distortion

Deformation produced by fabrication and rolling processes. (Impact, welding, lack of fit).
Found on http://www.corusconstruction.com/en/design_guidance/the_blue_book/

### Distortion

One of the three universals of human perception; the process by which the relationships, which hold among the parts of that which is perceived, are represented differently from the real world event that they represent. One of the most common examples of distortion in modelling is the representation of a process by an event. Within language systems,...
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### Distortion

Alteration of viewed images caused by variations in glass flatness or in homogeneous portions within the glass. An inherent characteristic of heat-treated glass.
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### Distortion

A phenomenon in which straight lines are not rendered perfectly straight in a picture. There are two types of distortion--barrel distortion and pincushion distortion. Distortion cannot be improved by stopping down the lens. Even if the other possible aberrations were totally eliminated, images could result that still have a distorted appearance. Fo...
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### Distortion

Optical aberration particularly emerging with zoom lenses. Hence cushion or barrel distortions occur at maximum setting of the zoom lens. Due to the often built-in upwards projection this error is particularly eye-catching at the top side of the image. The better the lens the less the error.
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### Distortion

Dis·tor'tion noun [ Latin distortio : confer French 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. ...
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### distortion

The state of being twisted out of a natural or normal shape or position. ... Origin: L. Dis = apart, torsio = a twisting ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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### distortion

overrefinement noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
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### distortion

(dis-tor´shәn) the state of being twisted out of a natural or normal shape or position. in psychology, the process of altering or disguising unconscious ideas or impulses so that they become acceptable to the conscious mind. in optics or radiology, deviation of an image from the true ou...
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### Distortion

• (n.) A wresting from the true meaning. • (n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion. • (n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity. • (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape;...
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### distortion

(from the article `aberration`) Curvature of field and distortion refer to the location of image points with respect to one another. Even though the former three aberrations may be ... ...an image in which the centre of the field of view is in focus when the periphery may not be and is a consequence of using lenses with spherical ... ...
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### distortion

in acoustics and electronics, any change in a signal that alters the basic waveform or the relationship between various frequency components; it is ... [3 related articles]
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### distortion

(L. dis- apart + torsio a twisting) the state of being twisted out of a natural or normal shape or position.
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### Distortion

A phenomenon in which straight lines are not rendered perfectly straight in a picture. There are two types of distortion--barrel distortion and pincushion distortion. Distortion cannot be improved by stopping down the lens
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