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emergence

1. Individual, localized behavior that aggregates into global behavior that is disconnected from its origins. 2. An attribute of complex adaptive systems. 3. When applied to software development, recognizing that it is not possible to a priori determine the correct set of features, designs, or plans. Instead, over time as more information is learned, important information will emerge from the experience gained on prior work. See also complex adaptive system.