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Relating to a system or electric circuit which oscillates spontaneously between unstable states.
- ‘You should now have the component values required to build the astable circuit in figure 3.’
- ‘There is no stable state where the circuit can come to rest, so this circuit is known as an astable multivibrator.’
- ‘It monitors the charging of the timing capacitor in astable and monostable circuits.’
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