"A set of two or more objects (X) or environments (X-) that have one or more structural properties in common" (R.L. ACKOFF & F.E. EMERY, 1972, p.18).
ACKOFF and EMERY state: "Thus structure is a general concept applicable to geometric, kinematic and mechanical properties, and to any properties that can be expressed as functions of them" (Ibid).
In other words it is a powerful source of isomorphies.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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