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jit·ter

 (jĭt′ər)
intr.v. jit·tered, jit·ter·ing, jit·ters
1. To be nervous or uneasy; fidget.
2. To make small quick jumpy movements: The pictures on the wall jitter whenever a truck drives by.
n.
1. A jittering movement; a tic.
2. jitters A fit of nervousness. Often used with the.
3.
a. An unwanted variation in an electronic or optical signal.
b. An unwanted variation in the arrival times of a sequence of data packets over a digital network.

[Perhaps alteration of chitter.]

jitter

(ˈdʒɪtə)
vb
(intr) to be anxious or nervous
n
1. the jitters nervousness and anxiety
2. (Electronics) electronics small rapid variations in the amplitude or timing of a waveform arising from fluctuations in the voltage supply, mechanical vibrations, etc
[C20: of unknown origin]

jit•ter

(ˈdʒɪt ər)
n.
1. the act or the condition of a person or thing that jitters.
2. jitters, a feeling of fright or uneasiness (usu. prec. by the): to get the jitters in an empty house.
3. fluctuating movement, as in an image on a television screen.
v.i.
4. to make a series of quick, shivering or jumping movements.
5. to behave nervously.
[1920–25]

jitter


Past participle: jittered
Gerund: jittering

Imperative
jitter
jitter
Present
I jitter
you jitter
he/she/it jitters
we jitter
you jitter
they jitter
Preterite
I jittered
you jittered
he/she/it jittered
we jittered
you jittered
they jittered
Present Continuous
I am jittering
you are jittering
he/she/it is jittering
we are jittering
you are jittering
they are jittering
Present Perfect
I have jittered
you have jittered
he/she/it has jittered
we have jittered
you have jittered
they have jittered
Past Continuous
I was jittering
you were jittering
he/she/it was jittering
we were jittering
you were jittering
they were jittering
Past Perfect
I had jittered
you had jittered
he/she/it had jittered
we had jittered
you had jittered
they had jittered
Future
I will jitter
you will jitter
he/she/it will jitter
we will jitter
you will jitter
they will jitter
Future Perfect
I will have jittered
you will have jittered
he/she/it will have jittered
we will have jittered
you will have jittered
they will have jittered
Future Continuous
I will be jittering
you will be jittering
he/she/it will be jittering
we will be jittering
you will be jittering
they will be jittering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jittering
you have been jittering
he/she/it has been jittering
we have been jittering
you have been jittering
they have been jittering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jittering
you will have been jittering
he/she/it will have been jittering
we will have been jittering
you will have been jittering
they will have been jittering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jittering
you had been jittering
he/she/it had been jittering
we had been jittering
you had been jittering
they had been jittering
Conditional
I would jitter
you would jitter
he/she/it would jitter
we would jitter
you would jitter
they would jitter
Past Conditional
I would have jittered
you would have jittered
he/she/it would have jittered
we would have jittered
you would have jittered
they would have jittered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jitter - small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sourcesjitter - small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources
interference, noise, disturbance - electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication
2.jitter - a small irregular movement
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

jitter

noun
A state of nervous restlessness or agitation.Used in plural:
fidget (often used in plural), jump (used in plural), shiver (used in plural), tremble (often used in plural).
Informal: all-overs, shake (used in plural).
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