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bistable

[bahy-stey-buh l] /baɪˈsteɪ bəl/
adjective
1.
(of an electric or electronic circuit) having two stable states.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; bi-1 + stable2
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  • The crystals are bistable, which means that they can remain in either a reflective or non-reflective state without any power.
  • bistable illusions are those delightful images that can be seen in one of two ways.
British Dictionary definitions for bistable

bistable

/baɪˈsteɪbəl/
adjective
1.
having two stable states: bistable circuit
noun
2.
(computing) another name for flip-flop (sense 2)
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