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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.
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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3, each black circle stands for a timeout state, or absorbing state.
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.
On the other hand, by defining a past-due period as a different transient state, and default as an absorbing state, Markov models are used to analyze the characteristics of a loan portfolio, namely the estimated duration before an individual defaults, prediction of economic portfolio balance, and health index.
Further, the state '0' which represents the discontinuation state is the absorbing state of the Markov Chain.
In the context of diminishing urns we call an urn well defined, if the evolution of the urn always ends in an absorbing state of ,A, when starting at any point (m, n) [member of] S, without ever leaving the state space.
The bookmakers can't split the teams, yet it could be worth risking the Roosters, even though they have a number of players backing up from Wednesday's absorbing State Of Origin.