dither


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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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Dither signals are classified into two categories; the dither in low and high frequency PWM.
s]) have influence upon the average current and the dither amplitude simultaneously.
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Assuming symmetrical dither with zero mean the CF [[PHI].
In our case appropriate dither helps to suppress nonlinearities involved by quantization.
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.
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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.
Our own chief criticism of Obama's leadership style thus far is not that he dithers but that he seems so devoted to compromise and seeking common ground that he often refuses take a firm stand and fight for his position.
The Queen is also concerned that Kate, 26, cannot settle into a career while William dithers.
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While ICANN dithers, some rival registries have been assigning new addresses of their own.