Self-similarity

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Self similarity around the Feigenbaum point in the Mandelbrot set
Cauliflower shows fractal structures and fibonacci-spirals.

Something is self-similar iff it is similar (or very close) to a part of itself.[1] For example, the Mandelbrot set is self similar as it contains an infinte number of almost-exact copies of itself.

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  1. "Self-Similarity - from Wolfram MathWorld". Mathworld.wolfram.com. 2011-10-24. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Self-Similarity.html. Retrieved 2011-10-30.