A geometrical or physical structure that repeats itself or nearly repeats itself on many different scales of magnification.
From Fr. fractale, term coined by Benoit Mandelbrot (1975), from frac(tus) "broken, uneven", → fraction, + -ale→ -al.
Fr.: cosmologie fractale
The postulate that the concentrations of matter in the Universe follow a → fractal structure over a wide range of scales.
Fr.: structure fractale
A → hierarchial structure that can be likened to fractals.