glitch

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glitch

1. noun A sudden problem or malfunction. What's wrong with this app on my phone? Is it just a glitch?
2. verb To suddenly malfunction. If your phone keeps glitching, you should call technical support.

glitch

(glɪtʃ)
n. a defect; a bug. There is a glitch in the computer program somewhere.
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For the first time, scientists were able to get a glimpse of the interior of a neutron star through a glitch in its nature.
A glitch with the transparency server of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has caused the delay in the release of partial election results, an official from the poll body said Monday.
Thousands of passengers were left stranded at airports across the world after several Air India flights got affected due to a glitch in SITA server.
has urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to …
New York: Due to a glitch in its online systems, some J.P.
KARACHI -- A glitch with United States reservation system providing company has resulted in outage of some online services of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) on Wednesday including issuance of tickets.
KARACHI -- A glitch with United States (US) reservation system providing company has resulted in outage of some online services of PIA on Wednesday including issuance of tickets.
The 'glitches' became a really integral device, and I developed a style that was very naturalistic to move gently between the present and the past, so it didn't feel so much like a flashback but perhaps a glitch of the mind, a shifting of space and time.
"Literally," he wrote in Into Orbit, "a glitch is a spike or change in voltage in an electrical circuit which takes place when the circuit suddenly has a new load put on it." Unbeknownst to Glenn, this was not the first adaptation of the word in a technical context, which likely occurred in the golden age of radio, hi 1980, die late William Safire wrote about the word in his "On Language" column in The New York Times, and received a letter in response from the actor Tony Randall, recalling that he'd heard the word in 1941 when he landed an announcer gig at a radio station in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it will fix a glitch that has caused delays at Los Angeles international Airport.
Then we fell victim to what the people that get paid for running and maintaining computer systems call a "glitch." Noah Webster's descendants says there are three definitions for a glitch. Number one says it's an unwanted brief surge of electric power; the second says it's a malfunction in a spacecraft's fuel cell; and the third says it's a malfunction, a minor technical problem.
In dyslexics, a glitch prevents the brain from using the word-analyzer and word identifier regions.
The trouble was caused by a glitch in the computer program that handles large amounts of buy and sell orders for multiple issues.
Based on a sample of more than 1,100 supply chain glitches subjected to this methodology, we estimate that companies will suffer an average drop of 7.5 percent in stock price when they announce a glitch. Furthermore, we found an average drop of 18.5 percent when stock price performance was measured starting two quarters before and ending two quarters after the glitch announcement.