• (British, America) IPA: /ˈfɹæk.təl/

fractal (plural fractals)

  1. (mathematics) A mathematical set that has a non-integer and constant Hausdorff dimension; a geometric figure that is self-similar at all scales.
  2. (figurative) An object, system, or idea that exhibits a fractal-like property.
    • 1999, John J. McGonagle, Carolyn M. Vella, The Internet Age of Competitive Intelligence, ISBN 1567202047.
      In essence, you are assuming that each segment of a company is a fractal of the whole […]
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fractal (not comparable)

  1. (mathematics) Having the form of a fractal.
  2. (figurative) Exhibiting a fractal-like property.
    • 2007, Vincent Spina, "Three Central American writers: alone between two cultures" in Carlota Caulfield, Darién J. Davis (eds) Companion to United States Latino Literatures, ISBN 185566139X.
      A fractal situation emerges in this way then: the consequences of Ulysses' decision to abandon Calypso are not entirely predictable.
  3. (heraldry) Having a broken part

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