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Overview of noun system

The noun system has 9 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (43) system

(instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer")

2. (23) system, scheme

(a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going")

3. (14) system

((physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium; "in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface"; "a system generating hydrogen peroxide")

4. (10) system, system of rules

(a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; "they have to operate under a system they oppose"; "that language has a complex system for indicating gender")

5. (8) arrangement, organization, organisation, system

(an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification")

6. (7) system

(a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion")

7. (6) system

(a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation")

8. (1) system

(the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system")

9. organization, organisation, system

(an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here")

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