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n. pl. cellular automata
A discrete mathematical model or dynamical system of an infinite, regular lattice in a finite number of dimensions, which consists of cells, each in a finite number of states. The cells evolve in discrete time steps according to a set of rules based on the state of both the cell and its neighboring cells.
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celularni automatstanični automat