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A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
Rudolf Arnheim

Meaning of "system" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SYSTEM

From French système, from Late Latin systēma, from Greek sustēma, from syn- + histanai to cause to stand.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SYSTEM

system  [ˈsɪstəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SYSTEM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
System is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SYSTEM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

system

System

A system is a set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole or a set of elements and relationships which are different from relationships of the set or its elements to other elements or sets. Every system is delineated by its spatial and temporal boundaries, surrounded and influenced by its environment, described by its structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning. Fields that study the general properties of systems include systems science, systems theory, systems engineering, cybernetics, dynamical systems, thermodynamics, complex systems and system analysis and design. They investigate the abstract properties of systems' matter and organization, looking for concepts and principles that are independent of domain, substance, type, or temporal scale. Some systems share common characteristics, including: ▪ A system has structure, it contains parts that are directly or indirectly related to each other; ▪ A system has behavior, it exhibits processes that fulfill its function or purpose; ▪ A system has interconnectivity: the parts and processes are connected by structural and/or behavioral relationships.

Definition of system in the English dictionary

The first definition of system in the dictionary is a group or combination of interrelated, interdependent, or interacting elements forming a collective entity; a methodical or coordinated assemblage of parts, facts, concepts, etc. Other definition of system is any scheme of classification or arrangement. System is also a network of communications, transportation, or distribution.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SYSTEM


atom
ˈætəm
autumn
ˈɔːtəm
bantam
ˈbæntəm
bottom
ˈbɒtəm
Chatham
ˈtʃætəm
custom
ˈkʌstəm
datum
ˈdeɪtəm
dictum
ˈdɪktəm
ecosystem
ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstəm
item
ˈaɪtəm
momentum
məʊˈmɛntəm
phantom
ˈfæntəm
photosystem
ˈfəʊtəʊˌsɪstəm
quantum
ˈkwɒntəm
substratum
sʌbˈstrɑːtəm
subsystem
ˈsʌbˌsɪstəm
symptom
ˈsɪmptəm
Tatum
ˈteɪtəm
totem
ˈtəʊtəm
ultimatum
ˌʌltɪˈmeɪtəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SYSTEM

systaltic
system building
system built
system disk
system operator
system requirements
systematic
systematic desensitization
systematical
systematician
systematicness
systematics
systematisation
systematiser
systematism
systematist
systematization
systematize
systematizer
systematology

WORDS THAT END LIKE SYSTEM

alarm system
audio system
central nervous system
computer system
control system
cooling system
digestive system
heating system
hybrid system
immune system
legal system
nervous system
one-party system
operating system
respiratory system
solar system
sound system
sprinkler system
stem
the system
water system

Synonyms and antonyms of system in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SYSTEM»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «system» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of system

Translation of «system» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SYSTEM

Find out the translation of system to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of system from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «system» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

系统
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sistema
570 millions of speakers

English

system
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रणाली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نِظَام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

система
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sistema
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পদ্ধতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

système
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sistem
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

System
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

組織的な方法
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

시스템
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sistem
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hệ thống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அமைப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रणाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sistem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sistema
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

system
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

система
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sistem
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σύστημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stelsel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

system
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

system
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of system

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SYSTEM»

The term «system» is very widely used and occupies the 516 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SYSTEM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «system» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «system» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about system

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10 QUOTES WITH «SYSTEM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word system.
1
Rudolf Arnheim
A system is in equilibrium when the forces constituting it are arranged in such a way as to compensate each other, like the two weights pulling at the arms of a pair of scales.
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Ken Auletta
If the Ivy League was the breeding ground for the elites of the American Century, Stanford is the farm system for Silicon Valley.
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Edmund Barton
The difference between the denominational system and the public school system is all the difference between bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other.
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Kenneth Blackwell
They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use a punch card system that I tried to change and that bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped.
5
Robert Bourassa
There is nothing more foreign to a civilised and democratic system than preventive detention.
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James Bovard
There are a lot of benefits representative of government and it is far better than any type of dictatorial system and it is far better than a one-man rule situation.
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Earl Browder
The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.
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Henry Charles Carey
In 1833, protection was abandoned, and a tariff was established by which it was provided that we should, in a few years, have a system of merely revenue duties.
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Giacomo Casanova
The reader of these Memoirs will discover that I never had any fixed aim before my eyes, and that my system, if it can be called a system, has been to glide away unconcernedly on the stream of life, trusting to the wind wherever it led.
10
Chris Christie
They said it was impossible to touch the third rail of politics, to take on public-sector unions and to reform a pension and health benefits system that was headed to bankruptcy. But with bipartisan leadership, we saved taxpayers $132 billion dollars over 30 years and saved retirees their pensions. We did it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SYSTEM»

Discover the use of system in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to system and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Buddy System : Understanding Male Friendships: Understanding ...
The guiding feature of the book is Greif's typology of male friendships: he dispels the myth that men don't have friends, showing that men have must, trust, just,and rust friends.
Geoffrey Greif Professor and Associate Dean University of Maryland School of Social Work, 2008
2
The System of Comics
This edition of Thierry Groensteen's The System of Comics makes available in English a groundbreaking work on comics by one of the medium's foremost scholars.
Thierry Groensteen, 2007
3
The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education
Mr. Tyack has placed his colorful, wide-ranging view of history within a broad new framework drawn from the most recent work in history, sociology, and political science.
David B. Tyack, 1974
4
America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System
This popular text has long been known for the way it gives students a true glimpse what it is like to work within the American criminal justice system, and the tenth edition is no exception.
David Neubauer, Henry Fradella, 2010
5
A Retrospective on the Bretton Woods System: Lessons for ...
In this volume, three generations of scholars and policy makers, some of whom participated in the 1944 conference, consider how the Bretton Woods System contributed to unprecedented economic stability and rapid growth for 25 years and ...
Michael D. Bordo, Barry Eichengreen, 2007
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Continuous System Modeling
This text has a flavor of the mathematical discipline of dynamical systems, and is strongly oriented towards Newtonian physical science.
François E. Cellier, 1991
7
Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and ...
Work The System aims to convince people to change their fundamental perception of the world around them from a vision of an impenetrable, amorphous conglomeration, to one made up of individual linear systems, each of which can be improved ...
Sam Carpenter, 2011
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Control System Principles and Design
Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate engineering students, this is an introduction to control systems, their functions, and their current role in engineering design.
Ernest O. Doebelin, 1985
9
System-level Test and Validation of Hardware/Software Systems
SOC is also reshaping approaches to test and validation activities. These are beginning to migrate from the traditional register-transfer or gate levels of abstraction to the system level.
Matteo Sonza Reorda, Zebo Peng, Massimo Violante, 2005
10
Colorimetry: Understanding the CIE System
Over the past seventy-six years, the CIE has periodically issued updates and further recommendations regarding colorimetry; this book compiles this information in one practical, comprehensive resource that: Addresses all aspects of CIE ...
Janos Schanda, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SYSTEM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term system is used in the context of the following news items.
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UCLA Health System data breach affects 4.5 million patients
Marking another high-profile data breach, hackers broke into UCLA Health System's computer network and may have accessed sensitive information on as ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
American Airlines to Move US Airways to Its Reservation System Oct …
This will be the combined company's largest IT integration involving a system used by customers since the 2013 merger, and it is a transition that hasn't gone ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Blue Ion: Latest solar battery system rolls out
Rogers has solar panels on his home and an energy storage system that looks like no other. "As you can see, they look like stereo equipment. It's a Sony, of ... «KITV Honolulu, Jul 15»
4
Justice system badly failing most users, says Michael Gove
Britain's justice system is badly failing most people who use courts while providing a gold standard of service to the wealthy, according to the justice secretary, ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
Exclusive: BlackBerry may put Android system on new device: sources
"We don't comment on rumors and speculation, but we remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system, which provides security and productivity ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
6
GOP plan reduces cuts to UW System funding
The Joint Finance Committee proposed $250 million in cuts to the University of Wisconsin System among other changes on Friday. Bascom Hall is pictured on ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15»
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FBI: Hacker claimed to have taken over flight's engine controls
(CNN) A cybersecurity consultant told the FBI he hacked into computer systems aboard airliners up to 20 times and managed to control an aircraft engine during ... «CNN, May 15»
8
Nearly half of millennials believe U.S. justice system is unfair
BOSTON — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America's criminal justice system is unfair and ... «New York Post, Apr 15»
9
Russian Hackers Have Been in White House System for Months …
Russian hackers penetrated the White House non-public, non-classified computer system for several months last year, forcing the White House to shut down the ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
10
Report: Air traffic control system vulnerable to cyberattack
Washington (CNN) Problems with the Federal Aviation Administration's cybersecurity is "threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted ... «CNN, Mar 15»

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