Definitions for system

Definitions for (noun) system

Main entry: system

Definition: instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

Usage: he bought a new stereo system; the system consists of a motor and a small computer

Main entry: organisation, organization, system

Definition: an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized

Usage: his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality; we can't do it unless we establish some system around here

Main entry: system

Definition: the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole

Usage: exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system

Main entry: system

Definition: a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

Usage: the body has a system of organs for digestion

Main entry: system, system of rules

Definition: a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

Usage: they have to operate under a system they oppose; that language has a complex system for indicating gender

Main entry: system, arrangement, organisation, organization

Definition: an organized structure for arranging or classifying

Usage: 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

Main entry: system

Definition: a procedure or process for obtaining an objective

Usage: they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation

Main entry: system, scheme

Definition: a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

Usage: a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

Main entry: system

Definition: (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium

Usage: in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface; a system generating hydrogen peroxide

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