strange attractor


noun

Physics. a stable, nonperiodic state or behavior exhibited by some dynamic systems, especially turbulent ones, that can be represented as a nonrepeating pattern in the system's phase space.

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British Dictionary definitions for strange attractor

strange attractor

noun

maths a type of chaotic dynamical system
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Scientific definitions for strange attractor

strange attractor
[ strānj ]

See under attractor.
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