Distortion

Definition of Distortion

Dis`tor´tion
n.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.
3.The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
4.(Med.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

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