- The definition of a glitch is a minor setback, problem or unexpected malfunction.
- When a part suddenly stops working on a machine, this is an example of a glitch.
- When an obstacle comes up and hinders a planned course of action, this is an example of a glitch.
glitch definition by Webster's New World
- Slang a mishap, error, malfunctioning, etc.
- a sudden, brief change in the period of a pulsar, believed to be caused by sudden changes in the structure of the rotating star
Origin: ; from German colloquial glitsche, a slip ; from glitschen, to slip, slide, intensive of German gleiten: see glide
glitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag: a computer glitch; a navigational glitch; a glitch in the negotiations.
- A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.
- Astronomy A sudden change in the period of rotation of a neutron star.
Origin: Probably from Yiddish glitsh, a slip, lapse, from glitshn, to slip, from Middle High German glitschen, alteration of glīten, to glide, from Old High German glītan; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- glitchˈy adjective
glitch - Business Definition
glitch - Computer Definition
A temporary or random hardware malfunction. It is possible that a bug in a program may cause the hardware to appear as if it had a glitch in it and vice versa. At times it can be extremely difficult to determine whether a problem lies within the hardware or the software. See glitch attack.