Meaning of JITTER in English


/jit"euhr/ , n.

1. jitters , nervousness; a feeling of fright or uneasiness (usually prec. 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.


3. to behave nervously.

[ 1920-25; var. of chitter to shiver (ME chiteren ), gradational var. of CHATTER ]

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