an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole:
a mountain system; a railroad system.
any assemblage or set of correlated members:
a system of currency; a system of shorthand characters.
an ordered and comprehensive assemblage of facts, principles, doctrines, or the like in a particular field of knowledge or thought:
a system of philosophy.
a coordinated body of methods or a scheme or plan of procedure; organizational scheme:
a system of government.
any formulated, regular, or special method or plan of procedure:
a system of marking, numbering, or measuring; a winning system at bridge.
due method or orderly manner of arrangement or procedure:
There is no system in his work.
the world or universe.
a number of heavenly bodies associated and acting together according to certain natural laws:
the solar system.
a hypothesis or theory of the disposition and arrangements of the heavenly bodies by which their phenomena, motions, changes, etc., are explained:
the Ptolemaic system; the Copernican system.
an assemblage of organs or related tissues concerned with the same function:
the nervous system; the digestive system.
the entire human or animal body considered as a functioning unit:
an ingredient toxic to the system.
one’s psychological makeup, especially with reference to desires or preoccupations:
to get something out of one’s system.
a method or scheme of classification:
the Linnean system of plants.
(sometimes initial capital letter) the prevailing structure or organization of society, business, or politics or of society in general; establishment (usually preceded by the):
to work within the system instead of trying to change it.
Geology. a major division of rocks comprising sedimentary deposits and igneous masses formed during a single geologic period.
Physical Chemistry. a combination of two or more phases, as a binary system, each of which consists of one or more substances, that is attaining or is in equilibrium.
Computers. a working combination of hardware, software, and data communications devices.
Checkers. either of the two groups of 16 playing squares on four alternate columns.
a group or combination of interrelated, interdependent, or interacting elements forming a collective entity; a methodical or coordinated assemblage of parts, facts, concepts, etc: a system of currency, the Copernican system
any scheme of classification or arrangement: a chronological system
a network of communications, transportation, or distribution
a method or complex of methods: he has a perfect system at roulette
orderliness; an ordered manner
(often capital) the system, society seen as an environment exploiting, restricting, and repressing individuals
an organism considered as a functioning entity
any of various bodily parts or structures that are anatomically or physiologically related: the digestive system
one’s physiological or psychological constitution: get it out of your system
any assembly of electronic, electrical, or mechanical components with interdependent functions, usually forming a self-contained unit: a brake system
a group of celestial bodies that are associated as a result of natural laws, esp gravitational attraction: the solar system
(chem) a sample of matter in which there are one or more substances in one or more phases See also phase rule
a point of view or doctrine used to interpret a branch of knowledge
(mineralogy) one of a group of divisions into which crystals may be placed on the basis of the lengths and inclinations of their axes Also called crystal system
(geology) a stratigraphical unit for the rock strata formed during a period of geological time. It can be subdivided into series
system sys·tem (sĭs’təm)
A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole.
An organism or body considered as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions.
A group of physiologically or anatomically complementary organs or parts.
A group of bodily organs that have similar structures or work together to perform some function, such as the digestive system, nervous system, and respiratory system.
Silicon Beach Software. A superset of HyperTalk used in SuperCard.
noun 1. a tanker with a deadweight capacity of over 75,000 tons. noun 1. a large fast tanker of more than 275 000 tons capacity
noun, Logic. 1. a paradox resulting from the notion that a task requiring an infinite number of steps could be performed in a finite time by halving the duration of each step.
noun 1. Chiefly British. a tax in addition to a normal tax, as one upon income above a certain amount. 2. a surtax. noun 1. a tax levied in addition to the basic tax, esp a graduated surtax on incomes above a certain level