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glitch

 (glĭch)
n.
1. A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag: a computer glitch; a navigational glitch; a glitch in the negotiations.
2. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
3. Astronomy A sudden change in the period of rotation of a neutron star.

[Probably from Yiddish glitsh, a slip, lapse, from glitshn, to slip, from Middle High German glitschen, alteration of glīten, to glide, from Old High German glītan; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

glitch′y adj.
Word History: One of the two earliest known appearances of the word glitch is found in John Glenn's contribution to the book Into Orbit (1962), an account of Project Mercury (the United States' first human spaceflight program) by the seven astronauts who participated: "Another term we adopted to describe some of our problems was 'glitch.'" Glenn then gives the technical sense of the word the astronauts had adopted: "Literally, a glitch is a spike or change in voltage in an electrical current." The word may have already been in use by engineers and other specialists for some time, though. Later in the book, it is explained again and is simply said to be a slang word for a "hitch." Since the appearance of the term in the context of electronics, glitch has passed beyond technical use and now covers a wide variety of malfunctions and mishaps.
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glitch

(ɡlɪtʃ)
n
1. (Electronics) a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
2. (Astronomy) a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar
[C20: of unknown origin]
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glitch

(glɪtʃ)

n.
1. Informal. a defect, error, or malfunction, as in a machine or plan.
2. a brief or sudden interruption or surge in electric power.
[1960–65; perhaps < Yiddish glitsh a slip; compare Yiddish glitshn, German glitschen to slip, slide]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glitch - a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
flaw, fault, defect - an imperfection in an object or machine; "a flaw caused the crystal to shatter"; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
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glitch

noun problem, difficulty, fault, flaw, bug (informal), hitch, snag, uphill (S. African), interruption, blip, malfunction, kink, gremlin, fly in the ointment Manufacturing glitches have limited the factory's output.
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Translations
moucha
hankaluusongelma
欠陥

glitch

[glɪtʃ] Nfallo m técnico
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glitch

[ˈglɪtʃ] n (= problem) → pépin m
a technical glitch → un pépin technique
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glitch

n (Comput) → Funktionsstörung f; a technical glitcheine technische Panne
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Commercial banks have been asked to disclose details of glitches that affected their mobile-banking applications.
According to the paper's first author, Dr Greg Ashton, from the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy, and a member of OzGrav, Vela is famous -- not only because only 5% of pulsars are known to glitch but also because Vela "glitches" about once every three years, making it a favourite of "glitch hunters" like Dr Ashton and his colleague, Dr Paul Lasky, also from Monash and OzGrav.
In a new study published in the journal (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-019-0844-6) Nature Astronomy , a team of researchers studied these glitches to understand how they affect the movement of neutron stars.
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"The Comelec should've been prepared to avert all preventable glitches. They should not be caught flat-footed," Lagman said during the opposition bloc's weekly press conference.
Four party-list groups on Friday asked the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to stop the canvassing of votes due to numerous glitches reported on election day nationwide.
PKR election committee chairman Datuk Rashid Din denied today a news report claiming that Melaka may have to conduct fresh elections due to 'glitches' in the party's e-voting system.
"Yes it is true that AI 306 was delayed and took off around 5 am for Tokyo today morning, first we got glitches in aircraft after that we grounded the scheduled aircraft and made arrangement of another aircraft for same operation due to change of aircraft we need to change our crew as per the FDTL rule," said the Air India official.
More than 100,000 Texas students were affected by computer glitches on standardized tests this year, tens of thousands more than previously estimated, Education Commissioner Mike Morath told the State Board of Education during a briefing on Wednesday morning.
Present studies have shown that device scaling reduces the device capacitances and the supply voltage requirements, and circuit becomes more vulnerable to the glitches. When particles touch the drain side of a MOSFET, electron hole combinations are generated.
Hitches & Glitches has won a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contract for Cayan Tower in Dubai Marina.