from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state of indecisive agitation.
- intransitive v. To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being undecided.
- n. A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
- v. To tremble, shake, or shiver with cold.
- v. To be uncertain or unable to make a decision about doing something.
- v. To do something nervously.
- v. To render an approximation of (an image, etc.) by using dot patterns in similar colours to those that are unavailable on the system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shake; tremble: same as didder.
- n. A trembling; vibration.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain
- v. make a fuss; be agitated
- n. an excited state of agitation
The dither is a # repetitive pattern, this should help the compression algorithm.
Should the military "dither" so we make this a never ending war.
Six out of 10 complain the Prime Minister has a tendency to "dither" and only 26 per cent believe he has shown decisive leadership.
Thanks to Cheney, "dither" has taken on a new connotation for me.
Dick Cheney ought to be prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity; the World Court should not "dither" about filing such charges against him and George W. Bush.
We must not "dither" now in standing up to his rhetoric.
Here, without any further delaying in dishonor of Dick Cheney, I've decided to never use the word "dither" again from me, here are my top 11 favorite movies of 2007, and as usual, please feel free to add any you think I may have snubbed.
I'm going to need synonyms for "dither" to keep things from getting too repetitive around here.
Now, "experts say insurgents have retaken momentum as politicians 'dither' over cabinet posts."
In a good composition it is as though the parts had been carefully placed in rhythmic relation and then the picture jarred a little, so that everything is slightly shifted out of place, thus introducing our "dither" or play of life between the parts.