A form of stability consisting of two different zones of stability, or phases, separated by a discontinuity.
Also known as bi-stability, this condition is proper to numerous physical, biological and ecological systems, and can be also found, at least in a metaphoric sense, in economic and social systems.
Bi-stable systems "jump" from one state to the other through a "catastrophe".
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