Jitter



[jit-er] /ˈdʒɪt ər/

noun
1.
jitters, nervousness; a feeling of fright or uneasiness (usually preceded by the):
Every time I have to make a speech, I get the jitters.
2.
fluctuations in the image on a television screen or in copy received by facsimile transmission, caused by interference or by momentary failures of synchronization.
verb (used without object)
3.
to behave nervously.
/ˈdʒɪtə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to be anxious or nervous
noun
2.
the jitters, nervousness and anxiety
3.
(electronics) small rapid variations in the amplitude or timing of a waveform arising from fluctuations in the voltage supply, mechanical vibrations, etc
v.

“to move agitatedly,” 1931, American English; see jitters. Related: Jittered; jittering.

verb

[echoic-symbolic]

Random variation in the timing of a signal, especially a clock.
(1995-01-16)

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