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Definition of "system" []

  • A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole. (noun)
  • A functionally related group of elements, especially: (noun)
  • The human body regarded as a functional physiological unit. (noun)
  • An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions. (noun)
  • A group of physiologically or anatomically complementary organs or parts: the nervous system; the skeletal system. (noun)
  • A group or combination of interrelated, interdependent, or interacting elements forming a collective entity; a methodical or coordinated assemblage of parts, facts, concepts, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any scheme of classification or arrangement (noun)
  • A network of communications, transportation, or distribution (noun)
  • A method or complex of methods (noun)
  • Orderliness; an ordered manner (noun)
  • An organism considered as a functioning entity (noun)
  • Any of various bodily parts or structures that are anatomically or physiologically related (noun)
  • One's physiological or psychological constitution (noun)
  • Any assembly of electronic, electrical, or mechanical components with interdependent functions, usually forming a self-contained unit (noun)
  • A group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws, esp gravitational attraction (noun)
  • A sample of matter in which there are one or more substances in one or more phases (noun)
  • A point of view or doctrine used to interpret a branch of knowledge (noun)
  • One of a group of divisions into which crystals may be placed on the basis of the lengths and inclinations of their axes (noun)
  • A stratigraphical unit for the rock strata formed during a period of geological time. It can be subdivided into series (noun)

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Use "system" in a sentence
  • "The net heat flow is still from the hot sun through the system to the cold of space, the problem is that this is a *different system* than the previous one with less GHG's."
  • "I do understand the current system, and your point about FRB is valid _within the existing system_."
  • "As there is a railway system and a hotel system, so there is also a _pig system_, by which this place is marked out from any other."