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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... 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 Hilbert space ... 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 ...
... century, Saussure introduced the idea of language as a static system of interconnected units, defined through the oppositions between them ... distinguishing language as an abstract system (langue) from language as a concrete manifestation of this system (parole) ...
... 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 spotted by another, and the ... could be upgraded to laser guided with the proposed Ugroza system ...
... 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 system, used ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "system":
- (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): (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): An organized structure for arranging or classifying.
Example: "He tried to understand their system of classification"
Synonyms: arrangement, organization, organisation
- (noun): A procedure or process for obtaining an objective.
Example: "They had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
- (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 independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole.
Example: "A vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
Famous quotes containing the word system:
“Short of a wholesale reform of college athleticsa complete breakdown of the whole system that is now focused on money and powerthe womens programs are just as doomed as the mens are to move further and further away from the academic mission of their colleges.... We have to decide if thats the kind of success for womens sports that we want.”
—Christine H. B. Grant, U.S. university athletic director. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A42 (May 12, 1993)
“Books are for the most part willfully and hastily written, as parts of a system to supply a want real or imagined.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accidentthe luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.”
—Edward C. Banfield (b. 1916)