Coordination vs Stigmergy - What's the difference?

coordination | stigmergy |


As nouns the difference between coordination and stigmergy

is that coordination is while stigmergy is (biology) a mechanism of spontaneous, indirect coordination between agents or actions, where the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a subsequent action.

coordination

Alternative forms

* co-ordination,

Noun

(en-noun)
  • the act of coordinating, making different people or things work together for a goal or effect.
  • * 1919: Robert W. Chambers, In Secret
  • Then there's the State Service and the police and several other services. And there is no proper co-ordination , no single head for all these agencies.
  • the resulting state of working together; cooperation; synchronization
  • * 1900: Irving Bacheller, Eben Holden, A Tale of the North Country
  • We stood dodging each other a moment with that unfortunate co-ordination of purpose men sometimes encounter when passing each other.
  • the ability to coordinate one's senses and physical movements in order to act skillfully.
  • I'm terrible at sports -- I have no coordination .
  • (possibly archaic) the state of being equal in rank or power.
  • * c. 1833: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Specimens of the Table Talk of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • There are two possible modes of unity in a State; one by absolute coordination of each to all, and of all to each; the other by subordination of classes and offices.
  • (grammar) an equal joining together two or more phrases or clauses, for example, using and'', ''or'', or ''but .
  • (chemistry) The reaction of one or more ligands with a metal ion to form a coordination compound
  • Antonyms

    * incoordination * subordination

    Derived terms

    * coordination compound * coordination number * colour coordination, color coordination * hand-eye coordination

    stigmergy

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia stigmergy)
  • (biology) A mechanism of spontaneous, indirect coordination between agents or actions, where the trace left in the environment by an action stimulates the performance of a subsequent action.
  • (systems theory) A mechanism of indirect coordination between agents or actions, in which the aftereffects of one action guide a subsequent action.
  • Derived terms

    * stigmergic

    See also

    * systems theory