dynamical system

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dynamical system

[dī¦nam·ə·kəl ′sis·təm]
(mathematics)
An abstraction of the concept of a family of solutions to an ordinary differential equation; namely, an action of the real numbers on a topological space satisfying certain “flow” properties.
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