The behavior of numerous elements or individuals which start to exhibit cooordinated interactions.
This phenomenon can already be traced in physical effects (BÉNARD's instability) and chemical reactions (the BELOUZOV-ZHABOTINSKY reaction). It heralds the emergence of higher order structures and, in living beings, of social organization.
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