What does chattering mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chatter, chatteringnoun

    the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine

  2. chatter, chatteringnoun

    the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)


  1. chatteringnoun

    A noise that chatters.

  2. chatteringnoun

    Output fluctuation before reaching a stable condition.


  1. chattering

    Chattering generally refers to rapid or incessant talk, typically on unimportant or trivial matters. It can also refer to the noise made by something repeatedly striking against another, such as the chattering of teeth in extreme cold. In control systems engineering, "chattering" is a phenomenon in which a system oscillates between different states rapidly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chattering

    of Chatter

  2. Chatteringnoun

    the act or habit of talking idly or rapidly, or of making inarticulate sounds; the sounds so made; noise made by the collision of the teeth; chatter

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chattering in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chattering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chattering in a Sentence

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march among the chattering class to anoint Sen. Rubio.

  2. Kahlil Gibran:

    I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

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