Definition of autopoiesis in English:

autopoiesis

noun

  • The self-maintenance of an organized entity through its own internal processes; (in extended use) self-organization, self-regulation.

Origin

1960s. From auto- + -poiesis. In later use after Spanish autopoiesis.

Pronunciation

autopoiesis

/ˌɔːtə(ʊ)pɔɪˈiːsɪs/