Definitions for "Fractal"
Term coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975, referring to objects built using recursion, where some aspect of the limiting object is infinite and another is finite, and where at any iteration, some piece of the object is a scaled down version of the previous iteration.
A term coined by Benoit Mandelbrot to refer to items with fractional dimensions as opposed to the integer dimensions such as 1, 2 and 3 associated with length, area and volume. Often used to refer to a structure bearing statistically similar details over a wide range of scales.
Object which is self-similar at all scales. Regardless of scale the same level of detail and appearance is present.
a trait or structure that replicates itself from elementary level units to higher order units of organization
a measure of the degree to which a system uses the space available to it
an estimate of the degree to which a system occupies a region in an outcome basin
an independently active scientific domain , whose aims and achievements are clearly definable