system

[ sis-tuhm ]
/ ˈsɪs təm /
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noun

Origin of system

1610–20; < Late Latin systēma < Greek sýstēma whole compounded of several parts, equivalent to sy- sy- + stē- (variant stem of histánai to cause to stand; akin to Latin stāre to stand) + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action

SYNONYMS FOR system

Related forms

sys·tem·less, adjectivein·ter·sys·tem, adjectivesu·per·sys·tem, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for intersystem

system

/ (ˈsɪstəm) /

noun


Derived Forms

systemless, adjective

Word Origin for system

C17: from French système, from Late Latin systēma, from Greek sustēma, from syn- + histanai to cause to stand
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Medicine definitions for intersystem

system

[ sĭstəm ]

n.

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.

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Culture definitions for intersystem

system

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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Idioms and Phrases with intersystem

system

see all systems go; out of one's system.


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