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fractal (s) (noun), fractals (pl)
1. A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces which cannot be represented by classical geometry: Fractals are used especially in computer modeling of irregular patterns and structures in nature.
2. Etymology: from French which came from Latin fractus, "broken" the past participle of frangere, "to break".
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