Definitions

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  • adjective Not stable.
  • adjective electronics Having multiple states, none of which is stable.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ stable

Examples

  • Keep in mind, by 1990 we had already real­ized that green­house gas levels were too high to main­tain astable climate.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » Math-Checking the Carbon Pledges

  • Commercial engineers, and even the manufacturers, would rarely bother to test a semiconductor device outside of it's published specifications, and especially not in the unwanted astable "runaway" condition; which analog electronic engineers carefully avoid.

    The Strange Case of the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit

  • And it appears to do this using a combination of the Inductance of the coil that is an inherent part of the resistive heating element, as well as the unusual astable oscillation of the

    The Strange Case of the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit

  • The Ainslie circuit has highly complex waveforms, and by all reports is somewhat difficult and sensitive to properly adjust to force the "MOSFET", a type of transistor/semiconductor, into the needed astable oscillation condition ... and it defies any easy explanations.

    The Strange Case of the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit

  • The transient spikes from the MOSFET operating in runaway "astable oscillation mode", help to both magnify in amplitude and increase in number (Frequency), the inductive spikes that come from the

    The Strange Case of the Rosemary Ainslie Circuit

  • We need to shift our attention from mushroom cloud narratives and focus on the solution: creating astable financial structure that is grounded in public ownership of the monetary system.

    Resolving the Wall Street Crisis: Monetary Reform

  • The Vostok ice core data looks like the output from an astable multivibrator.

    A few inconvenient truths « Climate Audit

  • The Vostok ice core data looks like the output from an astable multivibrator.

    A few inconvenient truths « Climate Audit

  • I had hours of fun designing and creating astable circuits with lots of features to make synthesiser type sounds - astables within astables etc. Then practical digital electronics for burglar alarm circuits etc.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • Looking at the circuit, it basically breaks down into three parts: On the far left, a 555 timer is configured in an astable mode, causing it to generate a square wave at some frequency.

    MAKE Magazine

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