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 for Mandelbrot set
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Mandelbrot set
      n 1: a set of complex numbers that has a highly convoluted
           fractal boundary when plotted; the set of all points in the
           complex plane that are bounded under a certain mathematical

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Mandelbrot set
      (After its discoverer, Benoit
     Mandelbrot) The set of all complex numbers c such that
     	| z[N] | < 2
     for arbitrarily large values of N, where
     	z[0] = 0
     	z[n+1] = z[n]^2 + c
     The Mandelbrot set is usually displayed as an Argand
     diagram, giving each point a colour which depends on the
     largest N for which | z[N] | < 2, up to some maximum N which
     is used for the points in the set (for which N is infinite).
     These points are traditionally coloured black.
     The Mandelbrot set is the best known example of a fractal -
     it includes smaller versions of itself which can be explored
     to arbitrary levels of detail.
     The Fractal Microscope

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