HyperDic: system

English > 9 senses of the word system:
NOUNartifactsysteminstrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
groupsystem, schemea group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
substancesystem(physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium
cognitionsystem, system of rulesa complex of methods or rules governing behavior
cognitionsystem, arrangement, organization, organisationan organized structure for arranging or classifying
bodysystema group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
cognitionsystema procedure or process for obtaining an objective
bodysystemthe living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole
attributesystem, organization, organisationan ordered manner
system > pronunciation
Soundssih'stahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > system: 9 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninginstrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity.
Examples
  • "he bought a new stereo system"
  • "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
Partsinfrastructure, substructureThe basic structure or features of a system or organization
moduleA self-contained component (unit or item) that is used in combination with other components
Narroweraudio system, sound systemA system of electronic equipment for recording or reproducing sound
communication systemA system for communicating
computer system, computing system, automatic data processing system, ADP system, ADPSA system of one or more computers and associated software with common storage
containment(physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor
control systemA system for controlling the operation of another system
data system, information systemSystem consisting of the network of all communication channels used within an organization
drainage systemA system of watercourses or drains for carrying off excess water
exhaust, exhaust systemSystem consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
explosive detection system, EDSA rapid automatic system to detect plastic explosives in passengers' luggage using X-ray technology and computers
explosive trace detection, ETDA system for screening luggage in airports
guidance system, guidance deviceA system of equipment for automatically guiding the path of a vehicle (especially a missile)
hookup, assemblageA system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
inertial guidance system, inertial navigation systemA system to control a plane or spacecraft
lockageA system of locks in a canal or waterway
maze, labyrinthComplex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
mechanical systemA system of elements that interact on mechanical principles
navigational systemA system that provides information useful in determining the position and course of a ship or aircraft
network, electronic network(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits
networkA system of intersecting lines or channels
propulsion systemA system that provides a propelling or driving force
resonatorAny system that resonates
scaffolding, stagingA system of scaffolds
security system(computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks
selsyn, synchroA system consisting of a generator and a motor so connected that the motor will assume the same relative position as the generator
shipboard systemA system designed to work as a coherent entity on board a naval ship
solar thermal systemA system that converts sunlight into heat
sprinkler systemA system for extinguishing fires / fires
synchromeshAn automotive system for shifting gears in which the gears revolve at the same speed and so shift smoothly
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishsistema, unidad
Catalansistema, unitat
English > system: 9 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
Example"a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
Synonymscheme
PartshierarchyA series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
NarrowerbodyA collection of particulars considered as a system
dragnetA system of coordinated measures for apprehending (criminals or other individuals)
economy, economic systemThe system of production and distribution and consumption
ecosystemA system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
judiciary, judicature, judicatory, judicial systemThe system of law courts that administer justice and constitute the judicial branch of government
language systemA system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
machineryA system of means and activities whereby a social institution functions
network, webAn interconnected / interconnected system of things or people
nonlinear systemA system whose performance cannot be described by equations of the first degree
organismA system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
rootage, root systemA developed system of roots
shebangAn entire system
social organization, social organisation, social structure, social system, structureThe people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships
solar systemThe sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
subsystemA system that is part of some larger system
syntaxA systematic orderly arrangement
water systemA river and all of its tributaries
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Spanishesquema, sistema
Catalansistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 3, substance
Meaning(physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium.
Examples
  • "in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"
  • "a system generating hydrogen peroxide"
Categoryphysical chemistryThe branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
BroadermatterThat which has mass and occupies space
Spanishsistema
Catalansistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA complex of methods or rules governing behavior.
Examples
  • "they have to operate under a system they oppose"
  • "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
Synonymsystem of rules
NarroweraccountingA system that provides quantitative information about finances
anthroposophyA system of beliefs and practices based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner
disciplineA system of rules of conduct or method of practice
ethic, ethical codeA system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
frame of reference, frameA system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning / meaning
gambling systemA system of rules for placing bets that is believed to lead to winning
government(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
honor systemA system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others
logic, logical system, system of logicA system of reasoning
logicThe system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations
merit systemThe system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
organonA system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations
point systemA system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
program, programmeA system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
spoils systemThe system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
theology, theological systemA particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
theosophyA system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
BroadermethodA way of doing something, especially a systematic way
Spanishsistema
Catalansistema de regles, sistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningAn organized structure for arranging or classifying.
Example "he tried to understand their system of classification"
Synonymsarrangement, organization, organisation
NarrowercalendarA system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
classification systemA system for classifying things
contrivanceAn artificial or unnatural or obviously contrived arrangement of details or parts etc.
coordinate system, frame of reference, reference system, reference frameA system that uses coordinates to establish position
data structure(computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)
design, planAn arrangement scheme
distribution, statistical distribution(statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
genetic mapgraphical representation of the arrangement of genes on a chromosome
kinship system(anthropology) the system of social relationships that constitute kinship in a particular culture, including the terminology that is used and the reciprocal obligations that are entailed
latticeAn arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
living arrangementAn arrangement to allow people (or ideas) to coexist
ontology(computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
BroaderstructureThe complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations
Spanishdisposición, ordenación, orden, organización, sistema
Catalandisposició, ordenació, ordre, sistema
Verbssystemize, systemisearrange according to a system or reduce to a system
English > system: 9 senses > noun 6, body
MeaningA group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts.
Example"the body has a system of organs for digestion"
Narrowerarticulatory systemThe system of joints in the body
central nervous system, CNS, systema nervosum centraleThe portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestoriumThe system that makes food absorbable into the body
endocrine systemThe system of glands that produce endocrine secretions that help to control bodily / bodily metabolic activity
immune systemA system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign / foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response
integumentary systemThe skin and its appendages
mononuclear phagocyte system, MPS, system of macrophagesA widely distributed system of free and fixed macrophages derived from bone marrow
muscular structure, musculature, muscle systemThe muscular system of an organism
musculoskeletal systemThe system of muscles and tendons and ligaments and bones and joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form
nervous system, systema nervosumThe sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
peripheral nervous system, systema nervosum periphericumThe section of the nervous system lying outside the brain and spinal cord
reproductive system, genital systemorgans and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring
respiratory system, systema respiratoriumThe system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide
reticuloendothelial system, RESA widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
sensory systemThe body's system of sense organs
skeletal system, skeleton, frame, systema skeletaleThe hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal
tractA system of body parts that together serve some particular purpose
urogenital system, urogenital apparatus, urinary system, urinary apparatus, genitourinary system, genitourinary apparatus, systema urogenitale, apparatus urogenitalisThe system that includes all organs involved in reproduction and in the formation and voidance of urine
vascular systemThe vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
venation, venous blood system(zoology) the system of venous blood vessels in an animal
Broaderbody partAny part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
Spanishaparato, sistema
Catalanaparell, sistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 7, cognition
MeaningA procedure or process for obtaining an objective.
Example"they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
Narrowercredit systemA system for allowing people to purchase things on credit
legal systemA system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
pricing systemA system for setting prices on goods or services
promotion systemA system for advancing participants to higher-status positions
Broaderplan of actionA plan for actively doing something
Spanishsistema
Catalansistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 8, body
MeaningThe living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole.
Example"exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
Broaderlive bodyThe body of a living animal or person
Spanishsistema
Catalansistema
English > system: 9 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningAn ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized.
Example "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
Synonymsorganization, organisation
Broaderorderliness, methodicalnessThe quality of appreciating method and system
Adjectivessystematiccharacterized by order and planning
Verbssystemize, systemisearrange according to a system or reduce to a system

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