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English Dictionary: Flip-Flop by the DICT Development Group
2 results for Flip-Flop
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a decision to reverse an earlier decision [syn: reversal, change of mind, flip-flop, turnabout, turnaround]
  2. a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
    Synonym(s): flip-flop, thong
  3. an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable states
  4. a backward somersault
  1. reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action) [syn: interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop]
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      A digital logic circuit that can be in one of two
      states which it switches (or "{toggles}") between under
      control of its inputs.   It can thus be considered as a one bit
      memory.   Three types of flip-flop are common: the {SR
      flip-flop}, the {JK flip-flop} and the {D-type flip-flop} (or
      Early literature refers to the "Eccles-Jordan circuit" and the
      "Eccles-Jordan binary counter", using two {vacuum tubes} as
      the active (amplifying) elements for each {bit} of information
      storage.   Later implementations using {bipolar transistors}
      could operate at up to 20 million state transitions per second
      as early as 1963.
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