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A device consisting of two amplifying transistors or valves, each with its output connected to the input of the other, producing an oscillatory signal.
- ‘Like the astable multivibrator, one transistor conducts and the other cuts off when the circuit is energized.’
- ‘This circuit does not have the monostable multivibrator macro between the switch bounce waveform and the counter.’
- ‘The pulse detector is classified as a monostable multivibrator because it has only one stable state.’
- ‘Those monostable multivibrators were simple timer circuits which put out a pulse with width directly proportional to the joystick resistance value.’
- ‘A bistable multivibrator, which is controlled by the voltage that is induced by the rotor in the instantaneously currentless winding phase, is provided for alternatingly switching on the two winding phases.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.