self-sim·​i·​lar·​i·​ty ˌself-ˌsi-mə-ˈler-ə-tē How to pronounce self-similarity (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-similarity was in 1967

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“Self-similarity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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