[[t]ˈsɪs təm[/t]] n.
1) an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole
2) any assemblage or set of correlated members
3) an ordered and comprehensive assemblage of facts, principles, doctrines, or the like in a particular field
4) a coordinated body of methods or a scheme or plan of procedure; organizational scheme:
a system of government[/ex]
5) any formulated, regular, or special method or plan of procedure
6) bio anat.
a) an assemblage of organs or related tissues concerned with the same function:
the digestive system[/ex]
b) the entire human or animal body considered as a functioning unit:
an ingredient toxic to the system[/ex]
7) astron.
a) a number of heavenly bodies associated and acting together according to certain natural laws, as the solar system
b) a hypothesis or theory of the characteristics of heavenly bodies by which their phenomena, motions, changes, etc., are explained: the Copernican system
8) one's psychological makeup, esp. with reference to desires or preoccupations:
to get something out of one's system[/ex]
9) a method or scheme of classification:
the Linnaean system[/ex]
10) (sometimes cap.) the prevailing structure or organization of society, business, or politics or of society in general; establishment (usu. prec. by the):
to work within the system[/ex]
11) gel a major division of rocks comprising sedimentary deposits and igneous masses formed during a single geologic period
12) chem. Physical Chem. a combination of two or more phases, each of which consists of one or more substances, that is attaining or is in equilibrium
13) cmp a working combination of computer hardware, software, and data communications devices
Etymology: 1610–20; < LL systēma < Gk sýstēma=systē-, var. s. ofsynistánaito combine, organize (syn- syn-+histánai to stand) +-ma, n. suffix of result

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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