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fractalnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfræk.təl/ specialized
a ​complicatedpattern in ​mathematicsbuilt from ​simplerepeatedshapes that are ​reduced in ​size every ​time they are ​repeated: The way that the ​trunk of a ​treedivides into ​smaller and ​smallerbranches and ​twigs is an ​approximate fractal ​pattern.
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