Allopoiesis

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Allopoiesis refers to a system creating some other external entity. For example, almost all engineered systems are produced through a human being imposing a preconceived pattern on a set of elements to create something other than themselves; a form of allopoiesis. Allopoiesis may be contrasted with autopoiesis which means self-producing or self-creating.

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