Pronunciation: (di-stôrt'), [key]
1. to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers.
2. to give a false, perverted, or disproportionate meaning to; misrepresent: to distort the facts.
3. Electronics.to reproduce or amplify (a signal) inaccurately by changing the frequencies or unequally changing the delay or amplitude of the components of the output wave.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.