Complex System
Any entity that consists of many simpler interacting components. It may be a biont, an ai, a polity, a weather pattern, or anything else. These components may themselves in turn be complex systems made up of still smaller or simpler components. Even if the underlying behavior of any of the parts is easily understood, the behavior of the system as a whole defies simple (especially SI:<1 comprehensible) explanation.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 24 September 2001.