Definition of SYSTEM

noun : SYSTEM

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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. (

    ) 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. (

    ) a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system" ;

  • 9. (

    ) 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" ;

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