## Electronics (Mike Jaroch)

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### B

#### BINARY NOTATION

See BINARY NUMBER SYSTEM [13].
 Keyword(s): BINARY NOTATION

#### BINARY NUMBER SYSTEM

A number system using two digits, symbols, or characters (usually 1 and 0) [13].

 Keyword(s): BINARY NUMBER SYSTEM

#### BINARY POINT

The radix point that separates powers of two and fractional powers of two in a binary number [13].

 Keyword(s): BINARY POINT

#### BINARY-CODED

The state in which conditions are expressed by a series of binary digits (0's and 1's) [13].

 Keyword(s): BINARY-CODED

#### BISTABLE

A device that is capable of assuming either one of two stable states [13].
 Keyword(s): BISTABLE

#### BISTABLE MULTIVIBRATOR

A multivibrator that has two stable states. It remains in one of the
states until a trigger is applied. It then flips to the other stable state and remains there until another trigger is applied. Also referred to as a FLIP-FLOP [9] [13].

 Keyword(s): BISTABLE MULTIVIBRATOR

#### BLACK

The reference color of equipment that passes unclassified information. It normally refers to patch panels [17].

 Keyword(s): BLACK

#### BLEEDER CURRENT

The current through a bleeder resistor. In a voltage divider, bleeder current is
usually determined by the 10 percent rule of thumb [1].

 Keyword(s): BLEEDER CURRENT

#### BLEEDER RESISTOR

A resistor used to draw a fixed current [1].
 Keyword(s): BLEEDER RESISTOR

#### BLIP

See PIP [18].
 Keyword(s): BLIP

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