attracter


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at·tract·er

n.
Variant of attractor..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attracter - an entertainer who attracts large audiencesattracter - an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
2.attracter - (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
point - a geometric element that has position but no extension; "a point is defined by its coordinates"
chaotic attractor, strange attractor - an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
3.attracter - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attractsattracter - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees"
characteristic, feature - a prominent attribute or aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"
attention - a general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention"
tourist attraction - a characteristic that attracts tourists
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NECC director of policy Ross Smith said: "As the North-east is the UK's best performing region for exports, and a big attracter of foreign investment, our future relationship with the EU is of great importance.
About 60 percent of people attend the fair for people-watching and ambience," Hinz said, "and the stages, according to this survey, are not the main attracter for people.
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