The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
one-shot multivibrator, a flip-flop circuit with reactive or, more often, capacitive coupling. The Kipp relay has one stable state and may be switched into the other, unstable, state by an external trigger pulse.
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