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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... 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 ...
... 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 ... rocket pods could be upgraded to laser guided with the proposed Ugroza system ...
... 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 ...
... introduced the idea of language as a static system of interconnected units, defined through the oppositions between them ... and paradigm, and the langue- parole distinction, distinguishing language as an abstract system (langue) from language as a concrete manifestation of this system (parole) ...
... 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 ...
More definitions of "system":
- (noun): A group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts.
Example: "The body has a system of organs for digestion"
- (noun): A procedure or process for obtaining an objective.
Example: "They had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
- (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"
- (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): 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): 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): (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"
Famous quotes containing the word system:
“I candidly confess that I have ever looked on Cuba as the most interesting addition which could ever be made to our system of States. The control which, with Florida, this island would give us over the Gulf of Mexico, and the countries and isthmus bordering on it, as well as all those whose waters flow into it, would fill up the measure of our political well-being.”
—Thomas Jefferson (17431826)
“Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt.”
—William Cobbett (17621835)
“Loving feels lonely in a violent world,
irrelevant to people burning like last years weed
with bellies distended, with fish throats agape
and flesh melting down to glue.
We can no longer shut out the screaming
That leaks through the ventilation system ...”
—Marge Piercy (b. 1936)