A word coined in 1975 by Benoit B. Mandlebrot, from the Latin fractus (for "to break"). It is, in the words of one fractal creator, "a shape with the property of self-similarity." A small section of a fractal has the same shape as a larger section, and this similarity appears across a wide range of scales.

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