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Friday, September 29, 2006

JITTERINESS

jitter |ˈjitər| informal noun 1 ( jitters) feelings of extreme nervousness : a bout of the jitters. 2 slight irregular movement, variation, or unsteadiness, esp. in an electrical signal or electronic device. verb [ intrans. ] act nervously : an anxious student who jittered at any provocation. • (of a signal or device) suffer from jitter. DERIVATIVES jitteriness |-rēnis| noun jittery adjective ORIGIN 1920s: of unknown origin.

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