What is system?

  • (noun): A group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts.
    Example: "The body has a system of organs for digestion"
    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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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 ...
Kamov Ka-50 - Design
... 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 ... The "dumb" rocket pods could be upgraded to laser guided with the proposed Ugroza system ...
Quantum Decoherence - Examples of Non-unitary Modelling of 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... parole distinction, distinguishing language as an abstract system (langue) from language as a concrete manifestation of this system (parole) ...

More definitions of "system":

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

Famous quotes containing the word system:

    Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.
    Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908)

    It would be enough for me to have the system of a jury of twelve versus the system of one judge as a basis for preferring the U.S. to the Soviet Union.... I would prefer the country you can leave to the country you cannot.
    Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940)

    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)