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strange attractor

n. Physics
An attractor exhibited by some dynamic systems for which the approach to the attractor is chaotic.

strange attractor

n
(Mathematics) maths a type of chaotic dynamical system
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Noun1.strange attractor - an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
attracter, attractor - (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
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podivný atraktor
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