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collective behavior

noun, Sociology
1.
the spontaneous, unstructured, and temporary behavior of a group of people in response to the same event, situation, etc.
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  • It is a clue to predict a collective behavior of one organization in market.
  • Those properties arise from particles' collective behavior.
  • The discovery took researchers by surprise, as examples of collective behavior are rare in modern-day invertebrates.
  • The point of my comment is that individual irrationality doesn't translate simply to collective behavior.
  • It directly simulates the dynamic, collective behavior of individual dislocations and their interactions.
  • They will also explore both individual and collective behavior.

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