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dither

[′dith·ər]
(communications)
A technique for representing the entire gray scale of a picture by picture elements with only one of two levels (“white” and “black”), in which a multilevel input image signal is compared with a position-dependent set of thresholds, and picture elements are set to “white” only where the image input signal exceeds the threshold.
(control systems)
A force having a controlled amplitude and frequency, applied continuously to a device driven by a servomotor so that the device is constantly in small-amplitude motion and cannot stick at its null position. Also known as buzz.
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Bill Brown was the quintessential "bulldog breed", loyal and patriotic, he did not suffer gladly the fools and ditherers of British politics who have for so long conspired to destroy our country, our parliament and our democracy.
Only the ditherers and the no-carers need a cross for more than one candidate.
No offencetothe ditherers and all those whose indecision is final, but what are we to make of people who seem to change their minds more often than Rafael Benitez changes his team?
Bloody Sunday, January 1972, pushed pacifist ditherers over the edge, as massacres are wont to do.
It seems that ERC is run either by ditherers or greed merchants.
Answers on a postcard, not to me, but to Ditherers Ltd, c/o The Boardroom, Goodison Park.
Anyway, on the basis of one point for a definite vote for a single team to win, down to 0.2 of a point for those ditherers who
"Life's too short to waste fooling around with ditherers," Hughes stated with signature bluntness.
Sub Bruce Dyer, who should surely have been in Barnsley's starting line-up, had the pace to exploit the Leeds ditherers.
Aries March 21 - April 20 I MAKE no secret of my dislike for the free coffee ditherers in my local supermarket.
They will still provide a stern test to current ditherers.
CURTAINS Though he did wear a nice suit banishing, temporarily, my permanent image of Lib Dems as lentileating ditherers with a philosophy of seeing the best in everyone washed down with a nice cup of herbal tea.