1) Of a geometric figure, having a structure analogous or identical to its overall structure.
Fr.: processus auto-similaire
A process that is invariant in distribution under scaling of time. Schematically, images taken of such a process at different time scales will look similar.
The property of being → self-similar.
→ self-; → similarity.
1) Geometry: Having the same shape; representing the same figure drawn to
different scales (same corresponding angles and proportional sides).
From Fr. similaire, from L. similis "like," → simulate.
Hamânand, contraction of hammânand, from ham-, → com-, + mânand "resembling, like," → simulate.
mâtrishâ-ye hamânand (#)
Fr.: matrices similaires
Two → square matrices A and B that are related by B = X-1AX, where X is a square → nonsingular matrix.
Fr.: polygone similaires
Polygons that are exactly the same shape, but can be different sizes.
The state of being similar; likeness; resemblance.
Fr.: transformation de similarité
1) A transformation that preserves angles and changes all distances in the same ratio.
→ similarity; → transformation.