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strange attractor


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attractor that has non-integer dimension or whose dynamics on it are chaotic.

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

  • 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)


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