1. A supply of some resource put in stock somewhere in a system for future use.
2. A specific subsystem where such a resource is stocked.
The existence of unused resources is a guarantee of survival for the system if it should be cut off from some necessary inputs.
For P. VENDRYES, the existence of such reserves is an absolute condition for the autonomy of the system (1942, 1981).
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