What’s metastability?

When a flop’s setup and hold time are not met, a flop enters into a metastable state. Data is captured at a time when it’s neither a zero nor a one and struggles its way inside the cross coupled inverter of the flop to come to a stable state eventually. This struggle time of the flop is called the metastable state.

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