A parallel rewriting system; a rewriting system in which in each step as many rewrite rules are applied as possible.
An L-system or Lindenmayer system is a parallel rewriting system and a type of formal grammar. An L-system consists of an alphabet of symbols that can be used to make strings, a collection of production rules that expand each symbol into some larger string of symbols, an initial "axiom" string from which to begin construction, and a mechanism for translating the generated strings into geometric structures. L-systems were introduced and developed in 1968 by Aristid Lindenmayer, a Hungarian theoretical biologist and botanist at the University of Utrecht. Lindenmayer used L-systems to describe the behaviour of plant cells and to model the growth processes of plant development. L-systems have also been used to model the morphology of a variety of organisms and can be used to generate self-similar fractals such as iterated function systems.
The numerical value of L-system in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of L-system in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Images & Illustrations of L-system
Translations for L-system
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for L-system »
Find a translation for the L-system definition in other languages:
Select another language: