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nonlinear distortion Linearity would predict an invariant ratio of gain to input voltage in an audio device such as an amplifier. Manifested as harmonic distortion and intermodulation distortion, there is a point at which the amplifier gain is reduced as the input gain is increased. This is the nonlinear region of the amplifier. All audio devices have local peculiarities or deviations from linearity at specific signal levels. See also distortion, linear distortion.

nonlinear recording Use of a recording medium which is random access, i.e., not recorded to conventional tape. Digital recording systems allow for playback in any order, while linear systems require that playback occur in the order in which the material was recorded.

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