Definitions for "Cellular automaton"
discrete dynamical system that is composed of an array of cells, each of which behaves like a finite-state automaton. All interactions are local, with the next state of a cell being a function of the current state of itself and its neighbors. Conway's Game of Life is a CA.
a bit like Conway's Game of Life (which you might have heard about)
a discrete dynamic system composed of a set of cells in a one dimensional or multi dimensional lattice
Keywords:  primitive, artificial, world
a primitive artificial world
a sort of self-propelled computer program
a structure made up of a number of individual units, called cells, which are in located in physical proximity to each other
a computational machine that performs actions based on certain rules
a mechanism for applying a particular set of rules to that updating process
Keywords:  map, continuous
a continuous map on such that for all
Keywords:  collection, colored
a collection of colored cells