The property of having a substructure analagous or identical to an overall structure. For example, a part of a line segment is itself a line segment, and thus a line segment exhibits self-similarity. By contrast, no part of a circle is a circle, and thus a circle does not exhibit self-similarity. Fractals such the Sierpinski triangle are self-similar to an arbitrary level of magnification; many natural phenomena, such as clouds and plants, are self-similar to some degree. See more at fractal.
[self-slaw-ter] /ˈsɛlfˈslɔ tər/ noun 1. suicide.
noun 1. one who kills oneself.
noun 1. the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern. 2. solicitudes, causes of anxiety or care. 3. an attitude expressing excessive attentiveness: to show great solicitude about his wife’s health. noun 1. the state or quality of being solicitous 2. (often pl) something that causes anxiety or concern 3. anxiety or concern
adjective 1. that soothes: a soothing voice. 2. tending to assuage pain: a soothing cough syrup. adjective 1. having a calming, assuaging, or relieving effect