self-organization

noun

self-or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion ˌself-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce self-organization (audio)
-ˌȯrg-nə-
1
: organization of oneself or itself
2
: the act or process of forming or joining an organization (such as a labor union)

Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of self-organization was in 1802

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“Self-organization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-organization. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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