Characteristic of a system which possesses various equilibrium points and is able to switch suddenly from one of these to another.
Each of these equilibrium positions is a punctual attractor and the transitions between them are the different elementary catastrophes.
The system can generally switch back to former positions. Each equilibrium position is characterized by a different behavior of the system.
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