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glitch

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noun \ˈglich\

Simple Definition of glitch

  • : an unexpected and usually minor problem; especially : a minor problem with a machine or device (such as a computer)

Full Definition of glitch

  1. 1 a :  a usually minor malfunction <a glitch in a spacecraft's fuel cell>; also :  2bug 2 b :  a minor problem that causes a temporary setback :  snag

  2. 2 :  a false or spurious electronic signal

glitchy \ˈgli-chē\ adjective

Examples of glitch

  1. Glitches in the speaker's schedule caused some delays.

  2. A technical glitch caused a temporary shutdown.



Origin of glitch

perhaps from Yiddish glitsh slippery place, from glitshn (zikh) to slide, glide; akin to Old High German glītan to glide — more at glide


First Known Use: 1962


GLITCH Defined for Kids

glitch

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noun \ˈglich\

Definition of glitch

  1. :  a usually minor problem





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