self-organization

noun
self-or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce self-organization (audio) , -ˌȯrg-nə- \

Definition of self-organization

1 : organization of oneself or itself
2 : the act or process of forming or joining an organization (such as a labor union)

First Known Use of self-organization

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-organization. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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