from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Physics An attractor for which the approach to the final set of physical properties is chaotic.
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- n. An attractor that has non-integer dimension or whose dynamics on it are chaotic.
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- n. an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
The term was coined by David Ruelle and Floris Takens. (Wiktionary)