Definition of jitter in English:


Syllabification: jit·ter
Pronunciation: /ˈjitər


  • 2Slight irregular movement, variation, or unsteadiness, especially in an electrical signal or electronic device.
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    • 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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  • 1Act nervously: an anxious student who jittered at any provocation
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    • The mage was jittering nervously as Lushya simply stood there dumbfounded.
    • She jittered nervously as she waited for it to show up.
    • Rycluse jittered nervously as he watched the onslaught of an attack.
  • 1.1(Of a signal or device) suffer from jitter.
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    • ‘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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