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strange attractor

Physics. a stable, nonperiodic state or behavior exhibited by some dynamic systems, especially turbulent ones, that can be represented as a nonrepeating pattern in the system's phase space. Unabridged
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  • The chaos pattern or strange attractor is the shape of the map that results.
  • Chaotic dynamical systems exhibit trajectories in their phase space that converge to a strange attractor.
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strange attractor

(maths) a type of chaotic dynamical system
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strange attractor
See under attractor.
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