self-similarity

noun self-sim·i·lar·i·ty \ ˌself-ˌsi-mə-ˈler-ə-tē , -ˈla-rə- \

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-similar

play \ˌself-ˈsi-mə-lər, -ˈsim-lər\ adjective

First Known Use of self-similarity

1967

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