Definition of Jitter

1. Noun. Small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources.

Generic synonyms: Disturbance, Interference, Noise

2. Noun. A small irregular movement.
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement
Derivative terms: Jittery

Definition of Jitter

1. Noun. A nervous action; a tic. ¹

2. Noun. A state of nervousness (primarily used in the plural - often with 'the'.) ¹

3. Noun. (context: telecommunications) An abrupt and unwanted variation of one or more signal characteristics. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be nervous. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) A program or routine that performs jitting. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jitter

1. to fidget [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: fidget

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jitter

jirds
jirga
jirgas
jirkinet
jirkinets
jisms
jissom
jissoms
jist
jists
jitney
jitneys
jits
jitted
jitter (current term)
jitterbug
jitterbugged
jitterbugger
jitterbuggers
jitterbugging
jitterbugs
jittered
jitterier
jitteriest
jitterily
jitteriness
jitterinesses
jittering
jitteringly

Literary usage of Jitter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"... but on the title-page of the jitter Jones's name is placed before that of ». a courtesy only paid him by the poet on this occasion. ..."

2. Technical Digest edited by G. W. Day, D. L. Franzen, P. A. Williams (1999)
"As the link length is increased to 300m, the deterministic jitter increases ... Deterministic jitter at the output of the analog section Figure 8. ..."

3. An Account of the Life of that Ancient Servant of Jesus Christ, John by John Richardson (1791)
"... we came right as before, and when fo, the guides much rejoiced, and faid, / was jitter to be guide in a ..."

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