self-similar
adjective see self-similarity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • self-similar — adjective Having self similarity; having parts that resemble the whole, as a fractal has. See Also: self similarity …   Wiktionary

  • self-similar — When small parts of an object are qualitatively the same, or similar to the whole object. In certain deterministic fractals , like the Sierpinski Triangle, small pieces look the same as the entire object. In random fractals , small increments of… …   Financial and business terms

  • self-similar — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-similar — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Self-organization — is a process of attraction and repulsion in which the internal organization of a system, normally an open system, increases in complexity without being guided or managed by an outside source. Self organizing systems typically (though not always)… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-focusing — is a non linear optical process induced by the change in refractive index of materials exposed to intense electromagnetic radiation. [Cumberbatch, E. Self focusing in Non linear optics , J. Inst. Maths Applics 6, 250 (1970)] Mourou, G. A. et al.… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-similarity — NOTOC [ thumb|right|250px|A Koch curve has an infinitely repeating self similarity when it is magnified.] In mathematics, a self similar object is exactly or approximately similar to a part of itself (i.e. the whole has the same shape as one or… …   Wikipedia

  • self-similarity — noun Date: 1967 the quality or state of having an appearance that is invariant upon being scaled larger or smaller < magnify the fractal and you can see the self similarity of its edge > • self similar adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-similarity — noun The property of being self similar, of having parts that resemble the whole, as a fractal has …   Wiktionary

  • Self-help groups for mental health — are voluntary associations of people who share a common desire to overcome mental illness or otherwise increase their level of cognitive or emotional wellbeing.cite journal | last = Humphreys | first = Keith | coauthors = Rappaport, Julian |… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”