what's the difference/is there a difference between a fuzz and a distortion...whats the difference?

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Fuzz is a kind of distortion where the signal is cut in a square shaped way. Distortions can vary in the way they clip and newer distortions are often more sophisticated in the way they clip. So Fuzz is basically a raw clipping. That was some of the first distortions. Newer distortions tend to be more controlable.