[sis-tuh m] /ˈsɪs təm/
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.
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
1610s, “the whole creation, the universe,” from Late Latin systema “an arrangement, system,” from Greek systema “organized whole, body,” from syn- “together” (see syn-) + root of histanai “cause to stand” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Meaning “set of correlated principles, facts, ideas, etc.” first recorded 1630s. Meaning “animal body as an organized whole, sum of the vital processes in an organism” is recorded from 1680s; hence figurative phrase to get (something) out of one’s system (1900). Computer sense of “group of related programs” is recorded from 1963. All systems go (1962) is from U.S. space program.
system sys·tem (sĭs’təm)
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.
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[in-ter-ter-i-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌɪn tərˌtɛr ɪˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/ adjective 1. existing between territories: interterritorial laws.
[in-ter-tes-tuh-men-tl] /ˌɪn tərˌtɛs təˈmɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the period between the close of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.