What is system?

  • (noun): A procedure or process for obtaining an objective.
    Example: "They had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
    See also — Additional definitions below

System

A system is a set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole or a set of elements (often called 'components' ) and relationships which are different from relationships of the set or its elements to other elements or sets.

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Cyperales
... As used in the Engler system (update, of 1964) and in the Wettstein system it consisted of only the single family ... In the Cronquist system it is used for an order (placed in subclass Commelinidae) and circumscribed as (1981) order Cyperales family Cyperaceae family Poaceae (or Gramineae) The APG II ...
Principles of QuickDraw
... to fit well with the Pascal-based interfaces and development environments of the early Apple systems ... In addition, QuickDraw is a raster graphics system, which defines the pixel as its basic unit of graphical information ... This is in contrast to vector graphics systems, where graphics primitives are defined in mathematical terms and rasterized as required to the display resolution ...
Kamov Ka-50 - Design
... The laser guidance is reported to be virtually jam-proof and the system features automatic guidance to target, enabling evasive action immediately after missile launch ... The fire control system automatically shares all target information among the four Black Sharks of a typical flight in real time, allowing one helicopter to engage a target ... The "dumb" rocket pods could be upgraded to laser guided with the proposed Ugroza system ...
Quantum Decoherence - Examples of Non-unitary Modelling of Decoherence
... Decoherence can be modelled as a non-unitary process by which a system couples with its environment (although the combined system plus environment evolves in a unitary fashion) ... Thus the dynamics of the system alone, treated in isolation, are non-unitary and, as such, are represented by irreversible transformations acting on the system's ... Since the system's dynamics are represented by irreversible representations, then any information present in the quantum system can be lost to the environment or heat bath ...
Linguistics - Schools of Thought - Structuralism
... Saussure introduced the idea of language as a static system of interconnected units, defined through the oppositions between them ... langue- parole distinction, distinguishing language as an abstract system (langue) from language as a concrete manifestation of this system (parole) ...

More definitions of "system":

  • (noun): An ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized.
    Example: "We can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
    Synonyms: organization, organisation
  • (noun): The living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole.
    Example: "Exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
  • (noun): Instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity.
    Example: "He bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
  • (noun): A group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts.
    Example: "The body has a system of organs for digestion"
  • (noun): (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium.
    Example: "In a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"; "a system generating hydrogen peroxide"
  • (noun): A complex of methods or rules governing behavior.
    Example: "They have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender"
    Synonyms: system of rules
  • (noun): A group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
    Example: "A vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
    Synonyms: scheme
  • (noun): An organized structure for arranging or classifying.
    Example: "He tried to understand their system of classification"
    Synonyms: arrangement, organization, organisation

Famous quotes containing the word system:

    It is not easy to construct by mere scientific synthesis a foolproof system which will lead our children in a desired direction and avoid an undesirable one. Obviously, good can come only from a continuing interplay between that which we, as students, are gradually learning and that which we believe in, as people.
    Erik H. Erikson (20th century)

    Hence, a generative grammar must be a system of rules that can iterate to generate an indefinitely large number of structures. This system of rules can be analyzed into the three major components of a generative grammar: the syntactic, phonological, and semantic components.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    UG [universal grammar] may be regarded as a characterization of the genetically determined language faculty. One may think of this faculty as a ‘language acquisition device,’ an innate component of the human mind that yields a particular language through interaction with present experience, a device that converts experience into a system of knowledge attained: knowledge of one or another language.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)