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system

 
Noun system has 9 senses
  1. system, scheme - a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
    --1 is a kind of group, grouping
    --1 has parts: hierarchy
    --1 has particulars:
     language system; judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial system; economy, economic system; ecosystem; social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structure; dragnet; machinery; network, web; nonlinear system; subsystem; organism; syntax; body; shebang; solar system; water system; rootage, root system
  2. system - 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 is a kind of
    instrumentality, instrumentation
    --2 has parts: infrastructure, substructure; module
    --2 has particulars:
     audio system, sound system; communication system; computer system, computing system, automatic data processing system, ADP system, ADPS; containment; control system; data system, information system; drainage system; exhaust, exhaust system; explosive detection system, EDS; explosive trace detection, ETD; guidance system, guidance device; hookup, assemblage; inertial guidance system, inertial navigation system; lockage; maze, labyrinth; mechanical system; navigational system; network, electronic network; network; propulsion system; resonator; scaffolding, staging; security system; selsyn, synchro; shipboard system; solar thermal system; sprinkler system; synchromesh
  3. system, system of rules - 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"
    --3 is a kind of method
    --3 has particulars:
     accounting; discipline; frame of reference; gambling system; government; honor system; logic, logical system, system of logic; merit system; point system; spoils system; organon; program, programme; theology, theological system; ethic, ethical code
  4. system - a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
    --4 is a kind of
    plan of action
    --4 has particulars: credit system; legal system; pricing system; promotion system
  5. system - a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
    --5 is a kind of
    body part
    --5 has particulars:
     articulatory system; digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium; endocrine system; venation, venous blood system; immune system; integumentary system; reticuloendothelial system, RES; mononuclear phagocyte system, MPS, system of macrophages; muscular structure, musculature, muscle system; musculoskeletal system; nervous system, systema nervosum; central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centrale; peripheral nervous system, systema nervosum periphericum; reproductive system, genital system; urogenital system, urogenital apparatus, urinary system, urinary apparatus, genitourinary system, genitourinary apparatus, systema urogenitale, apparatus urogenitalis; respiratory system, systema respiratorium; sensory system; tract; vascular system; skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletale
  6. arrangement, organization, organisation, system - 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 is a kind of structure
    --6 has particulars:
     classification system; contrivance; coordinate system, frame of reference, reference system, reference frame; data structure; design, plan; distribution, statistical distribution; genetic map; lattice; living arrangement; calendar
    Derived forms: verb systemize1, verb systemise1
  7. system - (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"
    --7 is a kind of
    substance, matter
  8. system - the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
    --8 is a kind of
    live body
  9. organization, organisation, system - an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
    --9 is a kind of orderliness, methodicalness
    Derived forms: verb systemize1, verb systemise1
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