attractor

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attractor

[ə′trak·tər]
(physics)
A geometrical object toward which the trajectory of a dynamical system, represented by a curve in phase space, converges in the course of time.
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9a is such a plot: the lower equilibrium in this case is chaotic, the upper equilibrium is a focal point attractor (damped oscillations), and the middle point is unstable and marks a point on the separatrix between the two basins of attraction (illustrated in this example by a dotted line).
9a, where two basins of attraction are associated with two attractors.