A defect or malfunction in a machine or plan.
A brief or sudden interruption or surge in voltage in an electric circuit.
A sudden change in the rotation period of a pulsar.
Glitch, from Yiddish glitsh "slippery area;" cf.
glitshn, Ger. glitschen "to slip, slide."
Geles, from Lori gelese "to fall down, to slide."
A sudden change in the pulsar period due to a sudden shift in the crust of
the → neutron star
(a → starquake).
→ pulsar; → glitch.
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