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system meaning

[ 'sistəm ] Pronunciation:   "system" in a sentence
  • Noun: system  sistum
    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. A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
      "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
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    Derived forms: systems

    See also: systematic, systemize

    Type of: body part, group, grouping, instrumentality, instrumentation, live body, matter, method, methodicalness, orderliness, plan of action, structure

    Encyclopedia: System System, solar


  • [Architecture]

    In building construction, prefabricated assemblies, components, and parts which are combined into single integrated units utilizing industrialized production techniques.


  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    ACCELERATED COST RECOVERY SYSTEM, ACCOUNTING SYSTEM, BANKING SYSTEM, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, HAY SYSTEM, HUB-AND-SPOKE SYSTEM, HUMAN RESOURCE INFORMATION SYSTEM, LEGAL SYSTEM, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING INFORMATION SYSTEM, MONETARY SYSTEM, OPERATING SYSTEM, PULL SYSTEM, PUSH SYSTEM, STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

    1

    an organized set of ideas or theories, or a particular way of doing sth:

    They have introduced a new system for handling complaints.

    We are changing our system of recruitment.

    the tax system

    2

    a group of things, pieces of equipment, etc. that are connected or work together:

    an electronic trading system that connects investors and dealers

    a computer/transport system

    PLAY verb


  • [Defence]
    A functionally, physically, and/or behaviorally related group of regularly interacting or interdependent elements; that group of elements forming a unified whole.
    (JP 3-0)

  • [Electronics]
    1. An integrated assemblage of hardware and/or software elements operating together to accomplish a prescribed end purpose (e.g., servo system, operating system, and communications system).
    2. A methodology incorporating fixed and ordered procedures for accomplishing an end purpose.
    3. A self-contained computer workstation.

Examples

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  1. other advantages flow from the system.
  2. he developed a complete legal system.
  3. a condensation to quinoid systems occurs.
  4. this system can set up acoustical resonances.
  5. it was an intricate and ingenious system.

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