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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)

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.

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."