Self-similar meaning

sĕlf'sĭm'ə-lər
Having a substructure analogous or identical to an overall structure. In mathematics, certain geometrical objects such as line segments and fractals are self-similar to an arbitrary level of magnification; many natural phenomena, such as clouds and plants, are self-similar to some degree.
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Having self-similarity; having parts that resemble the whole, as a fractal has.
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Origin of self-similar

  • From self- and similar.
    From Wiktionary