What is system?

  • (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
    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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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 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 ...
Principles of QuickDraw
... 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 ...
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 system ...
Linguistics - Schools of Thought - Structuralism
... Early in the 20th 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) ...
Kamov Ka-50 - Design
... 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 ... rocket pods could be upgraded to laser guided with the proposed Ugroza system ...

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): A procedure or process for obtaining an objective.
    Example: "They had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
  • (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): An organized structure for arranging or classifying.
    Example: "He tried to understand their system of classification"
    Synonyms: arrangement, organization, organisation
  • (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): 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"

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    There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen as the great leveler, the authentic melting pot. That, today, is nonsense. In his scathing study of the nation’s public school system entitled “Savage Inequalities,” Jonathan Kozol made manifest the truth: that we have a system that discriminates against the poor in everything from class size to curriculum.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Social and scientific progress are assured, sir, once our great system of postpossession payments is in operation, not the installment plan, no sir, but a system of small postpossession payments that clinch the investment. No possible rational human wish unfulfilled. A man with a salary of fifty dollars a week can start payments on a Rolls-Royce, the Waldorf-Astoria, or a troupe of trained seals if he so desires.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    The intellect is vagabond, and our system of education fosters restlessness. Our minds travel when our bodies are forced to stay at home. We imitate; and what is imitation but the travelling of the mind?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)