Deviation and Distortion


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Deviation noun – A turning away from a course or standard.
Distortion and deviation are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Distortion" instead a noun "Deviation".
Nearby Words: deviate, deviant, deviating, deviated, deviance
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Distortion noun – The twisting of something out of its natural or normal shape or condition.
Deviation and distortion are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Deviation" instead a noun "Distortion".
Nearby Words: distort, distorted, distorting, distorter, distortionless
Synonyms for Distortion

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heavy heavy deviation heavy distortion
strong strong deviation strong distortion
massive massive deviation massive distortion
slight slight deviation slight distortion
Other adjectives: noticeable, temporary, odd, weird.
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Distortion or Deviation. 2016. Accessed October 22, 2020.

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