from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that attracts: flowers that are excellent attractors of hummingbirds.
  • n. Physics A set of physical properties toward which a system tends to evolve, regardless of the starting conditions of the system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A set of points or states to which a dynamical system evolves after a long enough time. That is, points that get close enough to the attractor remain close even if slightly disturbed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, attracts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See attracter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an entertainer who attracts large audiences
  • n. (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
  • n. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts


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