"The relation of the joining of parts so as to increase their number" (J. FEIBLEMAN & J.W. FRIEND, 1969, p.33)
Only the composite systems seem to offer this extremely simple way of reunion and growth. Examples are the accumulation of grains of sand forming a dune under the action of wind, or the gathering of locusts changing from solitary to gregarious phase, or a reunion of many non-related people to attend some sport event.
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