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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A glitch in the system shut down telephone service to nearly 6 million customers.
▪ As the glitches are found and corrected, the process is speeding up.
▪ Company records were lost due to a computer glitch.
▪ NASA officials found a way to work around the technical glitch on the Galileo spacecraft.
▪ Each must get on the air without a glitch if possible.
▪ Here we describe the largest glitch so far recorded in the Crab pulsar.
▪ The chaotic potential of the Year 2000 computer glitch was licked.
▪ The drawing suggests a temporary problem or glitch which has threatened the mission.
▪ This glitch would prove but the tip of the iceberg.
▪ When told of the results, Kline identified the glitch.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

glitch \glitch\ n.

  1. A fault or defect in a system, plan, or machine.

    Syn: bug.

  2. (Elect.) A brief surge or interruption in the voltage in an electrical circuit or device.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1962, American English, possibly from Yiddish glitsh "a slip," from glitshn "to slip," from German glitschen, and related gleiten "to glide" (see glide). Perhaps directly from German; it began as technical jargon in the argot of electronic hardware engineers, popularized and given a broader meaning by U.S. space program.


n. 1 A problem affecting function; a bug; an imperfection; a quirk 2 (context video games English) A bug or an exploit. 3 (context music English) A genre of experimental electronic music of the 1990s, characterized by a deliberate use of sonic artifacts that would normally be viewed as unwanted noise. vb. 1 To experience an intermittent, unexpected, malfunction 2 (context video games English) To perform an exploit or recreate a bug while playing a video game.


n. a fault or defect in a system or machine [syn: bug]

Glitch (music)

Glitch is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 1990s. It has been described as a genre that adheres to an "aesthetic of failure," where the deliberate use of glitch-based audio media, and other sonic artifacts, is a central concern.

Sources of glitch sound material are usually malfunctioning or abused audio recording devices or digital electronics, such as CD skipping, electric hum, digital or analog distortion, bit rate reduction, hardware noise, software bugs, crashes, vinyl record hiss or scratches, and system errors. In a Computer Music Journal article published in 2000, composer and writer Kim Cascone classifies glitch as a subgenre of electronica and used the term post-digital to describe the glitch aesthetic.


A glitch is a short-lived fault in a system. It is often used to describe a transient fault that corrects itself, and is therefore difficult to troubleshoot. The term is particularly common in the computing and electronics industries, and in circuit bending, as well as among players of video games, although it is applied to all types of systems including human organizations and nature.

Glitch (disambiguation)

A glitch is a short-lived fault in a system.

Glitch may also refer to:

  • Glitch (video game), a defunct online massively-multiplayer game
  • Glitch (music), a genre of electronic music that formed in the late 1990s
  • Glitch (astronomy), a sudden increase in the rotational frequency of a rotation-powered pulsar
  • Glitch!, a 1988 film by Nico Mastorakis
  • Glitch (TV series), a 2015 Australian television drama series
  • "Glitch" (The Outer Limits) an episode of The Outer Limits
  • Glitch (character), a character in Tin Man
  • Glitch, an electronic monster character in Garfield: Caught in the Act
  • Glitch, the protagonist in Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
  • Glitch, Bob's keytool in ReBoot
  • "Glitch", a song by Blind Melon from Nico
  • GLitcH!, a comic strip by Ed Wiens
  • Glitch, a character in Dance Central 2 and Dance Central 3
  • Glitching, an activity involving finding and exploiting flaws or glitches in video games
Glitch (The Outer Limits)

"Glitch" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It was first broadcast on May 5, 2000, during the sixth season.

Glitch (TV series)

Glitch is an Australian television drama series which began screening on ABC1 on 9 July 2015. The series is set in the fictional country town of Yoorana. It is written by Louise Fox, Kris Mrksa and Giula Sandler, directed by Emma Freeman, produced by Ewan Burnett and Louise Fox, with Executive Producer Tony Ayres.

The first season was awarded Australian television's two highest accolades for best drama.

On 26 October 2015, ABC TV renewed the show for a second series. Series two is currently in development and will be shooting late in 2016.

Glitch (V V Brown album)

Glitch is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter V V Brown, released in late September 2015 via Brown's own imprint YOY Records. The album was partially funded via PledgeMusic, with ten percent of all proceeds going towards Save the Children.

Glitch (astronomy)

A glitch is a sudden increase (up to 1 part in 10) in the rotational frequency of a rotation-powered pulsar, which usually decreases steadily due to braking provided by the emission of radiation and high-energy particles. It is unknown whether or not they are related to the timing noise which all pulsars exhibit. Following a glitch is a period of gradual recovery where the observed periodicity slows to a period close to that observed before the glitch. These gradual recovery periods have been observed to last from days to years. Currently, only multiple glitches of the Crab and Vela pulsars have been observed and studied extensively.

Glitch (video game)

Glitch was a browser-based massively multiplayer online game created by Tiny Speck. The game was developed under the leadership of Stewart Butterfield.

Glitch was officially launched on September 27, 2011, but reverted to beta status on November 30, 2011, citing accessibility and depth issues. Glitch was officially shut down on December 9, 2012, but on December 9, 2014, a fan project to relaunch Glitch under the name Eleven began alpha testing. An alpha tester described Eleven as "identical to Glitch". The fan relaunch was made possible when all of Glitch's artwork and most of the source code was released under the public domain-like Creative Commons license CC0 on November 18, 2013.

Usage examples of "glitch".

To have got to this point only to be blocked by some kind of glitch was the kind of irony that only a truly badass god would practice.

The more people inbreed, the more they up their chances for genetic glitches.

About how the launch happened to explode, and how the puter came to be glitched.

If Tolliver had indeed gone glitched, only Lieutenant Bien, Sleak and the drill sergeants were around to stop him.

Lephamaster too quickly, or because there had been a glitch in the system and his people had forgotten he was here, or because this poor Earth had been an insignificant operation to begin with, or because he had gone mad having been left here too long, or perhaps, pathetically, the unie had been contaminated by human contact, or maybe, simply, just because of the normal alien viewpoint, humanity was getting Help From Outside.

A small console with two holographic panes was provided in case anything glitched the AS pilot and he needed manual control.

During a normal timetable, we would execute periapsis burn for Earth encounter thirty minutes later, at eighteen-thirty, but for this mission we will have a minor glitch in the targeting computer, causing a disagreement in the primary AI interface.

Was this a measure of how stressless this planet usually was, that the head of the World Council could ask the universe for outside help because of such a minor glitch?

As dark as a shadow, with that cocoa skin and that gunmetal uniform, Sisko seemed hardly more than a human yawn, unplagued by the glitches that teased Kira until she wanted to kick something.

The cyberspheres on Anshun, Belembe, Martaban, Balkash, and Samar were already suffering huge glitches and area crashes.

The next week we found seven more glitches, two of them involving the navigation system.

He's been glitching the hospital circuits fit to drive the electrician and a high-priced consultant barmy.

With corporate calm and erectness the publicity boy steered Gwyn past this bejeaned embarrassment, this tank-topped glitch.

It seemed like there wasn’t a system on board that hadn’t suffered from some kind of glitch since they boosted out of Lalonde’s orbit.

But I keep hittin’ software glitches, ROM blocs, clapes I just couldn’t grok!