Noun: system sis-tum
- A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going";
- 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"
- A complex of methods or rules governing behaviour
"that language has a complex system for indicating gender"; "they have to operate under a system they oppose";
- system of rules
- An organized structure for arranging or classifying
"he tried to understand their system of classification";
- arrangement, organization, organisation [Brit]
- A group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
"the body has a system of organs for digestion"
- A procedure or process for obtaining an objective
"they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
- (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"
- The living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole
"exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
- An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized
"we can't do it unless we establish some system around here";
- organization, organisation [Brit]
- (music) a set of staves that indicate instruments or sounds that are to be played simultaneously
Derived forms: systems
Type of: body part, group, grouping, instrumentality, instrumentation, live body, matter, method, methodicalness, orderliness, plan of action, structure
Encyclopedia: System, solar