Definition of jitter in English:
1 (jitters) Feelings of extreme nervousness: a bout of the jitters
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- As far as opening nights go, there were no signs of jitters or stage fright.
- Of course, they would be nervous with new-job jitters.
- The book addresses subjects from exam-eve tensions to jitters before making a business presentation and everyday anxieties.
2Slight irregular movement, variation, or unsteadiness, especially in an electrical signal or electronic device.
- Not once did I experience any sort of mouse jitter or discrepancies in movement.
- The picture also has some jitter, but I was so distracted by the streaking that I didn't notice whether it persisted through the entire run time.
- In either case, the repeater must reduce the amount of jitter in its outgoing signal to ensure that downstream devices can recover it error-free.
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1.1(Of a signal or device) suffer from jitter.
- ‘Maybe its Camera jitters, maybe she's having second thoughts about the Harry Potter movie ’, James suggested as Tash shook her head.
- Plus, there is a weird rippling / jittering problem with the location graphics that I found extremely annoying.
- The panels had stopped jittering and a screen display in the center went alight.
1920s: of unknown origin.
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