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amplitude distortion

1. n. [Geophysics]

The inability of a system to exactly match input and output amplitude, a general example being an electronic amplifier and the classic example being a home stereophonic amplifier.

See: biasdispersiondistortiondynamic rangeharmonic distortionzero-phase

2. n. [Geophysics]

A change in the amplitude of a waveform that is generally undesirable, such as in seismic waves.

See: distortionseismic wave