n an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
n a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)
heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion
n the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
Disney Research creates techniques for high quality, high resolution stereo panoramas ( Disney Research ) Stereoscopic panoramas promise an inviting, immersive experience for viewers but, at high resolutions, distortions can develop that make viewing unpleasant or even intolerable. A team at Disney Research Zurich has found methods to correct these problems, yielding high-quality panoramas at megapixel resolutions.
June 21, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Miniature IR-Corrected Lenses deliver 2 MP image quality. Built with glass optics and anodized aluminum housings, 2.9 mm V-4702.9-2MP-VIS-IR and 4.0 mm V-4704.0-2MP-VIS-IR provide fixed focus position throughout Near UV (400 nm), Vis, and NIR (1,000 nm) ranges for day/night imaging applications as well as any application where several light sources are present. Both lenses feature M12 mount and offer 2 MP image quality, sharp focus, and low distortion ...
June 19, 2013 - ThomasNet
Neelie Kroes in CNN International Neelie Kroes, the European Union's antitrust chief, said a broad look at how the government plans to save Northern Rock was merited given the turmoil in financial markets, the sizable aid mobilized to save the bank "and the risks of distortion of...
Ichiro Ozawa in Forbes If it's the continuation of LDP and New Komei coalition rule, whoever becomes the prime minister doesn't make any difference,Ozawa said. "They are the ones that caused social disparity and distortion. We want to bring an end to such...
Edward Kennedy in guardian.co.uk We will turn the page on the old politics of misrepresenation and distortion,Kennedy yelled. "With Barack Obama we will close the books on the old politics of race against race gender against gender."