amplitude distortion

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Related to amplitude distortion: Harmonic distortion, frequency distortion, Phase distortion
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Noun1.amplitude distortion - distortion that occurs when the output signal does not have a linear relation to the input signal
distortion - 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"
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QMF bank has three type of distortion: amplitude distortion, phase distortion and aliasing distortion.
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One use of an equalization system is to compensate for transmission-channel impairments such as frequency-dependent phase and amplitude distortion. Besides correcting for channel frequency-response anomalies, an equalizer can be used to cancel the effects of multipath signal components.