self-organization

noun
self-or·​ga·​ni·​za·​tion | \ˌself-ˌȯr-gə-nə-ˈzā-shən, -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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