What does glitch mean?

Definitions for glitch
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word glitch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bug, glitch(noun)

    a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine

GCIDE

  1. glitch(n.)

    (Elect.) A brief surge or interruption in the voltage in an electrical circuit or device.

Wiktionary

  1. glitch(Noun)

    A problem affecting function; a bug; an imperfection; a quirk

    They are still trying to work out all the glitches.

    Etymology: Probably from גליטש, from dialectical glitschig, from glitsch + -ig. Related to gleiten.

  2. glitch(Noun)

    A bug or an exploit.

    Performing this glitch gives you extra lives.

    Etymology: Probably from גליטש, from dialectical glitschig, from glitsch + -ig. Related to gleiten.

  3. glitch(Noun)

    A genre of experimental electronic music of the 1990s, characterized by a deliberate use of sonic artifacts that would normally be viewed as unwanted noise.

    Etymology: Probably from גליטש, from dialectical glitschig, from glitsch + -ig. Related to gleiten.

  4. glitch(Verb)

    To experience an intermittent, unexpected, malfunction

    My computer keeps glitching; every couple of hours it just reboots without warning.

    Etymology: Probably from גליטש, from dialectical glitschig, from glitsch + -ig. Related to gleiten.

  5. glitch(Verb)

    To perform an exploit or recreate a bug while playing a video game.

    His character will glitch into the wall and out of the level.

    Etymology: Probably from גליטש, from dialectical glitschig, from glitsch + -ig. Related to gleiten.

Freebase

  1. Glitch

    A glitch is a short-lived fault in a system. It is often used to describe a transient fault that corrects itself, and is therefore difficult to troubleshoot. The term is particularly common in the computing and electronics industries, and in circuit bending, as well as among players of video games, although it is applied to all types of systems including human organizations and nature. The term derives from the German glitschig, meaning 'slippery', possibly entering English through the Yiddish term glitsh.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. glitch

    [very common; from German ‘glitschig’ slippery, via Yiddish ‘glitshen’, to slide or skid] 1. n. A sudden interruption in electric service, sanity, continuity, or program function. Sometimes recoverable. An interruption in electric service is specifically called a power glitch (also power hit), of grave concern because it usually crashes all the computers. In jargon, though, a hacker who got to the middle of a sentence and then forgot how he or she intended to complete it might say, “Sorry, I just glitched”. 2. vi. To commit a glitch. See gritch. 3. vt. [Stanford] To scroll a display screen, esp. several lines at a time. WAITS terminals used to do this in order to avoid continuous scrolling, which is distracting to the eye. 4. obs. Same as magic cookie, sense 2.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of glitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of glitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of glitch in a Sentence

  1. State John Kerry:

    I told Javad (Zarif), look she's on the list and is part of the agreement. He said absolutely, and he assigned four people to it and got onto it immediately, before I left last night and got onto the plane, we had complete clarity that she was going to leave, no issue, it just was a glitch. These things happen.

  2. Ashley Huston:

    It's a technical glitch.

  3. Netflix Inc:

    Due to a technical glitch, some Frank Underwood fans got a sneak peak, he'll be back on Netflix on Feb. 27.

  4. Jonathan Houghton:

    That's not unusual, if you put electronics in the sea, some things just glitch up after a while.

  5. Doug Madory:

    For the past 24 hours North Korea's connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline, there's either a benign explanation - their routers are perhaps having a software glitch; that’s possible. It also seems possible that somebody can be directing some sort of an attack against them and they're having trouble staying online.

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