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all of a dither

In a nervous, confused, or agitated state. We were all of a dither waiting to meet the president at our school rally. The economy is still all of a dither after news that the country's largest corporation has filed for bankruptcy.
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in a dither

confused; nervous; bothered. Mary is sort of in a dither lately. Don't get yourself in a dither.
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in a dither

Also, all of a dither; in a flutter or tizzy . In a state of tremulous agitation, as in Planning the wedding put her in a dither, or He tried to pull himself together, but he was all of a dither, or She showed up in such a flutter that our meeting was useless. The noun dither dates from the early 1800s and goes back to the Middle English verb didderen, "to tremble"; in a flutter dates from the mid-1700s; in a tizzy dates from about 1930 and is of uncertain origin.
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dither

(ˈdɪðɚ)
n. a state of confusion. (see also in a dither.) He can’t seem to get out of this dither he’s in.

in a dither

mod. confused; undecided. Don’t get yourself in a dither.
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In addition to the on-chip dither functionality and overall high-performance design, the converter has a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) output, which is a low-noise, high-speed electrical interface that moves data from the converter chip to a digital signal processor (DSP) chip.
Effect of Additive Dither on the Resolution of Ideal Quantizers, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.
For uniform dither theoretical dependence of root mean square error (RMSE) upon standard deviation of added noise has been proved through measurements in the whole range.
We can now apply theory for the most usually used dither distributions.
d] is standard deviation (STD) of dither, which could be proved by deduction from second derivative of (3).
Assuming symmetrical dither with zero mean the CF [[PHI].
in (Mariano & Ramos, 2006) the first and the second moment of quatization error were analyzed for sinusoidal input signal without dither.
Positive contribution of dither is lower peak-to-peak value of conditional mean E[[epsilon]|s] compared to error e without dithering.
Without dither the output of ideal ADC has quantization error
Islamabad: Even as the Pakistan government dithers on granting MFN-status to India, 63 per cent of Pakistanis are in favour of trade ties with New Delhi, a new poll said Tuesday.
While ICANN dithers, some rival registries have been assigning new addresses of their own.
Organiser Walter Graham said: "This legislation should have been in place last year but while the Minister dithers more masts go up.
The longer the Government dithers over the euro, the more jobs will go.
The Queen is also concerned that Kate, 26, cannot settle into a career while William dithers.