
Definition of Fractal
1. Noun. (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry.
Definition of Fractal
1. Noun. (mathematics) A geometric figure which has a Hausdorff dimension which is greater than its topological dimension ¹
2. Noun. (mathematics) A geometric figure that appears irregular at all scales of length, e.g. a fern. ¹
3. Adjective. (mathematics) Having the form of a fractal. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fractal
1. a complex geometric curve [n S]
Lexicographical Neighbors of Fractal
Literary usage of Fractal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Profiting from Chaos: Using Chaos Theory for Market Timing, Stock Selection by Tonis Vaga (1994)
"Some systems involve fractional dimensions or fractal characteristics. ...
fractal Structure: Evidence of Market Nonlinearity Michael Barnsley, ..."
2. Concrete Abstractions: An Introduction to Computer Science Using Scheme by Max Hailperin, Barbara Kaiser (1999)
"fractal curves are geometric figures that fit this description; we say that they
possess ... Each fractal curve can be subdivided into a certain number of ..."
3. A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American by Henry Campbell Black (1910)
"—fractal civiles. All revenues and recompenses which, though not fruits, ...
fractal naturales. Those products which are produced by the powers of nature ..."
4. Open Information Interchange Study On Image/graphics Standards by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"fractal Transform coding Area covered Raster image compression method  see
appendix (1) Sponsoring body and standard details fractal Transform coding is a ..."
5. Accident Precursor Analysis and Management: Reducing Technological Risk by Vicki M. Bier, Howard Kunreuther, James R. Phimister (2004)
"Hierarchical organizations are specifically designed to be fractal. as any
organization diagram will show. Neither a hierarchical organization nor a machine ..."