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  Definition of System
  1. instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
  2. an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can''t do it unless we establish some system around here"
  3. the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
  4. a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
  5. a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
  6. an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
  7. a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
  8. a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
  9. (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium; "in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"; "a system generating hydrogen peroxide"
Similar Words: organization, organisation, system of rules, arrangement, scheme


Hyponyms: audio system, sound system, communication system, computer system, computing system, automatic data processing system, ADP system, ADPS, containment, control system, data system, information system, drainage system, exhaust, exhaust system, explosive detection system, EDS, explosive trace detection, ETD, guidance system, guidance device, hookup, assemblage, inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system, lockage, maze, labyrinth, mechanical system, navigational system, network, electronic network, propulsion system, resonator, scaffolding, staging, security system, selsyn, synchro, shipboard system, solar thermal system, sprinkler system, synchromesh, articulatory system, digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium, endocrine system, venation, venous blood system, immune system, integumentary system, reticuloendothelial system, RES, mononuclear phagocyte system, MPS, system of macrophages, muscular structure, musculature, muscle system, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, systema nervosum, central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale, peripheral nervous system, systema nervosum periphericum, reproductive system, genital system, urogenital system, urogenital apparatus, urinary system, urinary apparatus, genitourinary system, genitourinary apparatus, systema urogenitale, apparatus urogenitalis, respiratory system, systema respiratorium, sensory system, tract, vascular system, skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale, accounting, discipline, frame of reference, gambling system, government, honor system, logic, logical system, system of logic, merit system, point system, spoils system, organon, program, programme, theology, theological system, ethic, ethical code, classification system, contrivance, coordinate system, reference system, reference frame, data structure, design, plan, distribution, statistical distribution, genetic map, lattice, living arrangement, calendar, credit system, legal system, pricing system, promotion system, language system, judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system, economy, economic system, ecosystem, social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure, dragnet, machinery, web, nonlinear system, subsystem, organism, syntax, body, shebang, solar system, water system, rootage, root system


Derivational Morphology: systematize, systematise, systemize, systemise, organize, organise, coordinate


Language Translations:
Albanian: sistem   Armenian: համակարգ  
Bosnian: sistem   Bulgarian: система  
Chinese: 系统   Croatian: sistem  
Danish: system   Dutch: systeem  
Esperanto: sistemo   Estonian: süsteem  
Finnish: elimistö   French: système  
Galician: sistema   Georgian: სისტემა  
German: System   Greek: σύστημα  
Hebrew: שיטה   Hindi: रीति  
Hungarian: rendszer   Indonesian: sistem  
Interlingua: systema   Irish: córas  
Italian: sistema   Japanese:  
Korean: 체계   Latvian: sistēma  
Lithuanian: sistema   Norwegian: system  
Persian: سامانه   Polish: układ  
Portuguese: sistema   Romanian: sistem  
Russian: система   Serbian: sustav  
Slovak: systém   Slovene: sistem  
Spanish: sistema   Swahili: kawaida  
Swedish: system   Tagalog: sistema  
Telugu: వ్యవస్థ   Turkish: usul  
Ukrainian: система   Vietnamese: hệ thống  
Welsh: system   Yiddish: סיסטעם  
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