jittering


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jittering - undergoing small rapid variations
changeful, changeable - such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change; "changeable behavior"; "changeable moods"; "changeable prices"
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