Meaning of jitter

jit•ter

Pronunciation: ( jit'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. nervousness; a feeling of fright or uneasiness (usually prec. by the): Every time I have to make a speech, I get the jitters.
  2. fluctuations in the image on a television screen or in copy received by facsimile transmission, caused by interference or by momentary failures of synchronization.
—v.i.
  1. to behave nervously.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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