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|Noun||1.||nonlinear 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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