attractor

Primary Meanings of attractor

1.
n
a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
2.
n
(physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
Full Definitions of attractor
1

n a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

“flowers are an attractor for bees”
Synonyms:
attracter, attraction, attractive feature, magnet
Types:
attention
a general interest that leads people to want to know more
tourist attraction
a characteristic that attracts tourists
enhancer, foil
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
Type of:
characteristic, feature
a prominent attribute or aspect of something

n an entertainer who attracts large audiences

Synonyms:
attracter, attraction, draw, drawing card
Type of:
entertainer
a person who tries to please or amuse
2

n (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system

Synonyms:
attracter
Types:
chaotic attractor, strange attractor
an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
Type of:
point
a geometric element that has position but no extension

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