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at·trac·tor

 (ə-trăk′tər)
n.
1. also attracter One that attracts: flowers that are excellent attractors of bees.
2. Mathematics A value or set of values toward which variables in a dynamical system tend to evolve.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attractor - an entertainer who attracts large audiencesattractor - an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
entertainer - a person who tries to please or amuse
2.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
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.attractor - a characteristic that provides pleasure and attractsattractor - 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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Note that state Y of the Markov chain described by [mathematical expression not reproducible] is an absorbing state: the process can never leave Y after entering it, reflecting that fusion is an irreversible process.
where [[summation].sup.n.sub.j=1][p.sub.i,j] + [p.sub.i,S] = 1 for i = 1, ..., n, T is a n-by-n matrix for transient states, and [xi] is an exit rate vector from transient states to the absorbing state.
An absorbing state is the destination state of the attacker, where the security is breached.
Within the mean field formalism, under PI dynamics, when [epsilon] [member of] (0, 1) the final state for the population is the absorbing state [rho] = 0 (full defection) when [epsilon] < c, [rho] = [rho](0) when [epsilon] = c, and [rho] = 1 when [epsilon] > c.
3, each black circle stands for a timeout state, or absorbing state. Different absorbing states correspond to different absorbing probabilities.
He said his goal was to continue to provide the high level of services that residents have come to expect, while absorbing state cuts of 7.2 percent and dealing with increased benefit expenses.
Further, the state '0' which represents the discontinuation state is the absorbing state of the Markov Chain.
For a diminishing urn we obtain that the sum of the weights of all possible paths starting at state (m, n) and ending at the absorbing state (i, j) [member of] A (which did not pass another absorbing state earlier) gives then the required probability, that when starting at (m, n) we are ending at (i, j).