Word of the Day: GLITCH

The word for today is: GLITCH.

MEANING:

  • An unexpected and usually minor problem.
  • A minor malfunction with a machine or device (computer or phone).
  • A minor problem that causes a temporary setback.
  • A false electronic signal.
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EXAMPLE:

  • A glitch in a spacecraft’s fuel cell.
  • Glitches in the lecturer’s schedule caused some delays.
  • A technical glitch caused a temporary shutdown yesterday.

SYNONYMS:

  • Snag, bug.

ANTONYMS:

  • None.
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HISTORY:

  • The word was traced and originated from “glitshn” (zikh) which means “to slide” or “to glide”.
  • First use was in 1958.
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