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 for flip-flop
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flip-flop
      n 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 [syn: flip-flop, thong]
      3: an electronic circuit that can assume either of two stable
         states
      4: a backward somersault
      v 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 (30 December 2018) :

  flip-flop
  Eccles-Jordan circuit
  
      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
     latch).
  
     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.
  
     (1995-11-11)
  

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