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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At least 60 consecutive traces harboring the triggering and jittering potentials were recorded after the motor unit reached an optimum stable firing rate (screen sensitivity was 0.2 mV/div, sweep speed was 0.5 ms/div) (8).
* Bounded Uncorrelated Jitter (BUJ): Used in some standards to emulate the effects of crosstalk and achieved by jittering the pattern generator's bit edges with a pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS) modulation.
Since the participants had already used the system in test 1, they were familiar with the system and some had retrained the ANN to further adapt the interface to their jittering characteristics.