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## fractalnoun [C]

uk us /ˈfræk.təl/ specialized
a complicated pattern in mathematics built from simple repeated shapes that are reduced in size every time they are repeated: The way that the trunk of a tree divides into smaller and smaller branches and twigs is an approximate fractal pattern.
 in Chinese (Traditional) 碎形（數學裡，利用簡單的形狀，將其不斷重複，每次重複都把形狀縮小，如此構成的複雜的不規則線條或圖案）… in Chinese (Simplified) 碎形（数学里，利用简单的形状，将其不断重复，每次重复都把形状缩小，如此构成的复杂的不规则线条或图案）…
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