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Noun
/ˈsistəm/,
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systems, plural;
  1. A set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular

  2. A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network
    • - the state railroad system
    • - fluid is pushed through a system of pipes or channels
  3. A set of organs in the body with a common structure or function
    • - the digestive system
  4. The human or animal body as a whole
    • - you need to get the cholesterol out of your system
  5. A group of related hardware units or programs or both, esp. when dedicated to a single application

  6. (in chronostratigraphy) A major range of strata that corresponds to a period in time, subdivided into series

  7. A group of celestial objects connected by their mutual attractive forces, esp. moving in orbits about a center
    • - the system of bright stars known as the Gould Belt
  8. A set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method
    • - a multiparty system of government
    • - the public school system
  9. Orderliness; method
    • - there was no system at all in the company
  10. A method of choosing one's procedure in gambling

  11. A set of rules used in measurement or classification
    • - the metric system
  12. The prevailing political or social order, esp. when regarded as oppressive and intransigent
    • - don't try bucking the system
  13. A set of staves in a musical score joined by a brace


  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"
  3. (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"
  4. a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
  5. arrangement: an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "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"
  6. a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
  7. System (from Latin systēma, in turn from Greek '''' systēma, "whole compounded of several parts or members, system", literary "composition") is a set of interacting or interdependent entities forming an integrated whole.
  8. System is the fifth album by British musician Seal, released on 12 November 2007. In his online blog, Seal described the album as a return to his dance roots and his best album since his debut. However, it is his lowest-selling album to date in the U.S. ...
  9. In biology, a Biological system (or Organ system) is a group of organs that work together to perform a certain task. Common systems, such as those present in mammals and other animals, seen in human anatomy, are those such as the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, etc.
  10. In the C standard library, system is a function used to execute subprocesses and commands. It is defined in stdlib.h header. ...
  11. System is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the applications of educational technology and applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and learning. It was established in 1973 and is published quarterly by Elsevier.
  12. System programming (or systems programming) is the activity of programming system software. The primary distinguishing characteristic of systems programming when compared to application programming is that application programming aims to produce software which provides services to the user (e.g. ...
  13. A collection of organized things; as in a solar system; A way of organising or planning; A whole composed of relationships among the members; A set of staffs that indicate instruments or sounds that are to be played simultaneously; A set of equations involving the same variables, which are to ...
  14. (Systems) a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole
  15. (Systems) Using trends for the past that you are consistent with to predict future outcomes.
  16. (Systems) (origin: Mckinsey's 7 S model): Like Operations a rumoured alternative to Finance and Marketing. Most WIMWIans don't believe this to be true. (see operations, marketing, finance).
  17. (Systems) A method of placing wagers on sporting event following a particular formula.
  18. (Systems) A process of combining prefabricated assemblies, components, and parts into single assembled units utilizing industrialized production, assembly, and other methods.
  19. (Systems) A system is a whole that is composed of parts arranged in an orderly manner according to some scheme or plan. In science, systems involve matter, energy, and information that move through defined pathways. ...
  20. (Systems) All department electronic information devices, interconnections, and technical information related to them. Systems include other systems accessed by or through those devices, such as the Internet and e-mail. ...
  21. (Systems) Family therapy •Group therapy •Systemic therapy
  22. (Systems) If you ensure your systems are precise, efficient and simple, you won’t get bogged down by pages of statistics that are no use to anyone. We can help you tailor your systems and software to suit your business so you’re not controlled by your accounts packages. ...
  23. (Systems) In general the term “system” refers to a systems approach. A systems approach is a strategy of coordinating different stakeholder groups (sectors: i.e. ...
  24. (Systems) Microsoft desktop operating system software, such as Microsoft Windows Professional operating system, that makes it possible for users to run applications.
  25. (Systems) The computerized decision support systems that link individual patient data to the best evidence that matches their specific circumstances.