DEFINITION

So, *fractangles *– what is are they?

For me, it begins with the merging of the words *fractal* and *rectangle.*

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*FRACTAL*

A *fractal *is a complex irregular shape in which any part resembles the whole thing.

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This can be true on any scale. Small shapes can look like large ones, and large shapes can look like small ones, giving fractals a visually confusing property known as self-similarity.

Naturally occurring fractals include coastlines, rock formations, river systems, forests, ferns and lichens.

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*RECTANGLE*

A *rectangle *is any four-sided shape with four right-angled corners, such as a square or an oblong.

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Combining the two ideas gives you *f**ractal rectangle. *

Combining the words gives you *fractangle*: a self-similar object, space or shape consisting of rectangles.