# Multifractal vs Fractal - What's the difference?

multifractal | fractal | Derived terms |

## In context|mathematics|lang=en terms the difference between multifractal and fractal

is that multifractal is (mathematics) describing a system that is fractal in multiple ways while fractal is (mathematics) having the form of a fractal.

## As adjectives the difference between multifractal and fractal

is that multifractal is (mathematics) describing a system that is fractal in multiple ways while fractal is (mathematics) having the form of a fractal.

## As nouns the difference between multifractal and fractal

is that multifractal is such a system while fractal is (mathematics) a mathematical set that has a non-integer and constant hausdorff dimension; a geometric figure that is self-similar at all scales.

# multifractal

## English

• (mathematics) Describing a system that is fractal in multiple ways
• ### Noun

(en noun)
• Such a system
• # fractal

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• (mathematics) A mathematical set that has a non-integer and constant Hausdorff dimension; a geometric figure that is self-similar at all scales.
• (figurative) An object, system, or idea that exhibits a fractal-like property.
• * 1999 , John J. McGonagle, Carolyn M. Vella, The Internet Age of Competitive Intelligence , ISBN 1567202047.
• In essence, you are assuming that each segment of a company is a fractal of the whole

#### Derived terms

* fractal dimension * multifractal

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• (mathematics) Having the form of a fractal.
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• (figurative) Exhibiting a fractal-like property.
• * 2007 , Vincent Spina, "Three Central American writers: alone between two cultures" in Carlota Caulfield, DariĆ©n J. Davis (eds) Companion to United States Latino Literatures , ISBN 185566139X.
• A fractal situation emerges in this way then: the consequences of Ulysses' decision to abandon Calypso are not entirely predictable.

#### Derived terms

* fractal antenna * fractal dimension * fractal response time