Definition of Mandelbrot set in US English:

Mandelbrot set


  • A particular set of complex numbers which has a highly convoluted fractal boundary when plotted.

    • ‘I didn't come across complex numbers again until I saw the Mandelbrot set for the first time.’
    • ‘Another example can be seen in fractal patterns like the Mandelbrot set - marvelous pictures that have layer upon layer upon layer of complexity.’
    • ‘The exterior of the Mandelbrot set consists of points for which certain iterations diverge.’
    • ‘The Mandelbrot set is a connected set of points in the complex plane.’
    • ‘For this reason I have done without anecdotes, cartoons, exclamation marks, jokey chapter titles, or pictures of the Mandelbrot set.’