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self–similarity

noun self–sim·i·lar·i·ty \-ˌsi-mə-ˈla-rə-tē\

Definition of SELF-SIMILARITY

:  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–sim·i·lar \-ˈsi-mə-lər, -ˈsim-lər\ adjective

First Known Use of SELF-SIMILARITY

1967

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