self-organization

noun self-or·ga·ni·za·tion \ ˌself-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən , -ˌȯrg-nə- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

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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