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Distorted because amplitude exceeded a maximum permitted amount. Clipping in analog systems usually occurs because of saturation of some element of the system, resulting in distortion of the waveform; see Figure C-5. Digital clipping (loss of a bit) may have variable effects depending on what the lost bit represents (i.e., whether it is the sign, the most significant bit, a complement code, etc.); the clipped signal sometimes bears little resemblance to the unclipped signal.