Mandelbrot set

noun Man·del·brot set \ˈman-dəl-ˌbrät-, -ˌbrȯt-\

Definition of Mandelbrot set

  1. :  a fractal that when plotted on a computer screen roughly resembles a series of heart-shaped disks to which smaller disks are attached and that consists of a connected set of all points c in the complex plane for which the recursive expression zn+1 = zn2 + c for n = 0, 1, 2, 3,  … with the starting value z0 = 0 remains bounded as n approaches infinity

Origin and Etymology of mandelbrot set

Benoit Mandelbrot

First Known Use: 1984

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capable of being understood in two ways

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