What is the scientific term that describes patterns that repeat themselves over an infinitely small and large scale?

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What is the scientific term that describes patterns that repeat themselves over and over on an infinitely small and large scale?

posted Sep 16, 2016

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recursive pattern

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Also known as "fractals". A curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. Fractals are useful in modeling structures (such as eroded coastlines or snowflakes) in which similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales, and in describing partly random or chaotic phenomena such as crystal growth, fluid turbulence, and galaxy formation.

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