jitter


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)

  1. to behave nervously.

verb

  1. (intr) to be anxious or nervous

noun

  1. the jitters nervousness and anxiety
  2. 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.

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