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Related to bistable multivibrator: Monostable Multivibrator
bistable multivibrator[¦bī¦stā·bəl məl·ti′vī‚brād·ər]
A multivibrator in which either of the two active devices may remain conducting, with the other nonconducting, until the application of an external pulse. Also known as Eccles-Jordan circuit; Eccles-Jordan multivibrator; flip-flop circuit; trigger circuit.
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