attractor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n attractor a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts "flowers are an attractor for bees"
    • n attractor (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
    • n attractor an entertainer who attracts large audiences "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Attractor ăt*trăkt"ẽr One who, or that which, attracts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n attractor See attracter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Attractor an agent of attraction
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. attrahĕre, attractusad, to, trahĕre, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

Only the attractor was on.
"Invaders from the Infinite" by John Wood Campbell
The Skylark was still in place, held immovable by the attractor, but what a sight she was!
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
You know how the attractors and repellers work?
"Skylark Three" by Edward Elmer Smith
The Attractor is a new French variety, said to be valuable.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Pliny in his origin of glass will have it that a loadstone is an attractor of glass, as well as of iron.
"On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth" by William Gilbert of Colchester
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In news:

FS SEMINAR- Noise Attractor Facts.
Home: FS Seminars: FS SEMINAR- Noise Attractor Facts.
Attractors are working together now more than ever to ensure their missions are being met and to secure their place in the community.
Nels Cline, Wally Shoup, Chris Corsano Immolation /Immersion Strange Attractors Audio House.
Atmospheric indie band Animal Kingdom has released " Strange Attractor ," the first single off of its upcoming sophomore LP for Mom + Pop imprint Boombox.
Today, we seem to be living in another golden age of attractor flies.
Use a small jig as an attractor.
This is an on going list of fish attractors placed in CJ Brown Reservoir.
"attractor flies such as The Chernobyl Ant, Mikulak Sedge, Morrisfoam Predator" Flypattern(s): "The Chernobyl Ant, Mikulak Sedge, Morrisfoam Predator".
"attractor flies such as The Chernobyl Ant, Mikulak Sedge, Morrisfoam Predator".
Strange Attractor Animal Kingdom Listen Live.
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In science:

As a preparation, we prove a new statement of the classical, see Leray , existence of a global strong solution and a global attractor for the three-dimensional Navier-Stokes equation under smallness assumptions on the data, see Ladyshenskaya .
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
We will also prove that the Rayleigh-B´enard problem has a global attractor.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
Then theorems of Milnor , Birnir and Grauer , and Birnir are used to prove that the Rayleigh-B´enard problem has a unique maximal B-attractor.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
The experimentally observed attractors are B-attractors, and the spiral-defect chaotic attractor and the straight roll attractor may be two minimal B-attractors of the unique maximal B-attractor whose existence we prove.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
The solutions of the system (1.3) enjoy global (in τ ) existence in two dimensions and the equations possess a smooth (in y) global attractor in dimensions two or three.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
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