self-similarity
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\ˈself\ \-ˌsi-mə-ˈla-rə-tē\
Etymology: self (Middle English (intensive pron.), from Old English; akin to Old High German selb, intensive pron., and probably to Latin suus one's own) + similarity (French similaire, from Latin similis like, similar)
Function: noun

1: the quality or state of having an appearance that is invariant upon being scaled larger or smaller <magnify the fractal and you can see the self–similarity of its edge> [1] [2]

Bibliography
1. “Cities and complexity: understanding cities with cellular automata, agent-based models, and fractals.” Michael Batty (2005)

(vagia-pantou 10.12.07)
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