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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry.

Usage examples (39)
  • In 1975 he invented the word fractal to describe his discoveries.
  • “Trees and ferns often grow in fractal forms,” this website tells us.
  • fractal gemoetry, specifically the word fractal was coined by Benoît Mandelbrot in
  • As such, I was not aware of the startling developments in fractal-firework technology. for more
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