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Uses up it's energy and dies

Closed system

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Becoming specialized in structure and function

Differentation

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Closed, diagnosed, stagnant; using up available energy

Entropy

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Arriving at the same end from different beginnings

Equifinality

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Steady state

Homeostasis

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Obtaining resources from the environment that are necessary to attain goals of the system

Input

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Exchange of energy and resources between systems that promote growth and transformation

Negative entropy

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A system with cross-boundary exchange

Open system

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A product of the system that exports to the environment

Output

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A major component of a system made up of two or more interdepedent components that interact in order to attain their own purposes and the purposes of the system in which they are embedded

Subsystem

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An entity that is served by a number of component systems organized in interacting relationships

Suprasystem

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Energy that is integrated into the system so it can be used by the system to accomplish it's goals.

Throughput