glitch

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
glitch /glɪtʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. [Informal.]a minor defect or malfunction:A computer glitch forced the spaceflight cancellation.
  2. Electricitya sudden interruption or surge in electric power.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
glitch  (glich),USA pronunciation [Slang.]
n. 
  1. a defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
  2. Computingany error, malfunction, or problem. Cf. bug1 (def. 5).
  3. Electricitya brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.

v.t. 
  1. to cause a glitch in:an accident that glitched our plans.
[1960–65;
perh. Yiddish glitsh slippery area;
cf. glitshn, G glitschen to slip, slide]


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

glitch /ɡlɪtʃ/ n
  1. a sudden instance of malfunctioning or irregularity in an electronic system
  2. a change in the rotation rate of a pulsar
Etymology: 20th Century: of unknown origin



'glitch' also found in these entries:
bug
Collocations: it's just a minor glitch, had a glitch in the [timing, communication], a glitch in the [program, game], more...

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