Top Definition

An infinitely complex mathematical shape that most people find interesting but are utterly clueless as to how it is made.

I know how to make fractals and you don't.

by bryceguy72
July 08, 2004

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A fractal is an extremely complex geometric form consisting of smaller copies of itself repeating across (theoretically) infinitely smaller scales, the whole a development of a disarmingly simple mathematical formula. When a fractal is fed into a computer that is also programmed to cycle the colours of the visual spectrum through the pattern, the result can be pleasantly trippy.

Wow, fractals on screen! Let's drop some acid and watch the grooviness!!!

by Fearman
November 18, 2007

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any of various extremely irregular curves or shapes for which any suitably chosen part is similar in shape to a given larger or smaller part when magnified or reduced to the same size, such as me.

I am a fractal.

by Joho
January 29, 2004

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A picture of brilliant colors and shapes one can trip out to.

"Dude I was so fucked up! I tripped out to fractals for like an hour, I was in another world."

by fucked up face
January 04, 2006