Memory elements are employed specifically in computer memories and generally in sequential circuits. A memory element is any smallest part of such a system that possesses more than one stable state. For example, a binary shift register contains four flip-flops and has 16 states, but each of its four memory elements has only two states; a similar ternary shift register would have 81 states, but would still consist of four memory elements, each having three states.
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