The propensity of elements to form links and create networks or structures.
The most elemental forms of associativity are seen in composite systems and in colonies, where subsystems are not yet clearly differentiated. Such forms tend however in some cases to evolve toward much more strongly integrative types of organization. Any system is a more or less highly organized reunion of associated elements.
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