Definitions for fractalˈfræk tl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a geometrical structure that has a regular or an uneven shape repeated over all scales of measurement and that has a dimension (frac′tal dimen`sion), determined according to definite rules, that is greater than the spatial dimension of the structure.
Category: Math, Physics
Origin of fractal:
< F fractale < L frāct(us) broken, uneven; term introduced by French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot (born 1924) in 1975
(mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry
A geometric figure which has a Hausdorff dimension which is greater than its topological dimension
A geometric figure that appears irregular at all scales of length, e.g. a fern.
Having the form of a fractal.
Origin: From fractal, from fractus, perfect passive participle of frango.