- 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.
Origin of system
OTHER WORDS FROM systemsys·tem·less, adjectivein·ter·sys·tem, adjectivesu·per·sys·tem, noun
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How to use system in a sentence
However, assuming one i7-1185G7 system is much like the next would be a mistake.Hands-on with Intel’s i7-1185G7 Tiger Lake prototype laptop|Jim Salter|September 17, 2020|Ars Technica
Their hardware system asks patients a series of questions, then walks them through a physical exam.Here are the 19 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator Demo Day XXV today|Greg Kumparak|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
“We have built a hydroponic system that allows water to keep flowing and get recycled again and again,” he said.
Her system is also providing real-time status updates on how these devices are operating, giving them centralized device visibility.Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta|Ron Miller|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
They will also let workers get paid quicker, since payroll arrangements will not have to rely on the conventional banking system, where payments take days to process.
There were no deaths on scheduled commercial aviation flights in 2014, in a system that operates 68,000 flights a day.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She fills her characters up—strong women beating back against a sexist system—with so much heart.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system.
“Stay in formation,” a sergeant from the ceremonial unit said over a public address system to the cops along the street.
Both parties are now equal opportunity offenders when it comes to gaming the system.
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
The reformers of the earlier period were not indifferent to the need for centralized organization in the banking system.
Accordingly, the question "How far does the note issue under the new system seem likely to prove an elastic one?"
Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for system
Derived forms of systemsystemless, adjective
Word Origin for system
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Other Idioms and Phrases with system
see all systems go; out of one's system.