CIRCUIT (Closed) 1)2)
A loop in which "… causal interconnection can be traced around… and back through whatever position was (arbitrarily) chosen as the starting point of the description (G. BATESON, 1973, p.380).
BATESON adds: "In such a circuit, evidently, events at any position in the circuit may be expected to have effect at all positions on the circuit at later times. Such systems are always open: a) in the sense that the circuit is energized from some external source and loses energy usually in the form of heat to the outside; and b) in the sense that events within the circuit may be influenced from the outside or may influence outside events" (Ibid).
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