Definition of System:

  1. The prevailing political or social order, especially when regarded as oppressive and intransigent.

  2. An organized, purposeful structure that consists of interrelated and interdependent elements (components, entities, factors, members, parts etc.). These elements continually influence one another (directly or indirectly) to maintain their activity and the existence of the system, in order to achieve the goal of the system.

    All systems have (a) inputs, outputs and feedback mechanisms, (b) maintain an internal steady-state (called homeostasis) despite a changing external environment, © display properties that are different than the whole (called emergent properties) but are not possessed by any of the individual elements, and (d) have boundaries that are usually defined by the system observer. Systems underlie every phenomenon and all are part of a larger system. Systems stop functioning when an element is removed or changed significantly. Together, they allow understanding and interpretation of the universe as a meta-system of interlinked wholes, and organize our thoughts about the world.

    Although different types of systems (from a cell to the human body, soap bubbles to galaxies, ant colonies to nations) look very different on the surface, they have remarkable similarities. At the most basic level, systems are divided into two categories: (1) Closed systems: theoretical systems that do not interact with the environment and are not influenced by its surroundings. Only the components within the system are significant. Example: a sealed jar–nothing enters or exits the jar, but whatever is inside can interact. (2) Open systems: real-world systems whose boundaries allow exchanges of energy, material and information with the larger external environment or system in which they exist. Example: a company–even if there are separate departments in one organization, the workers share data and interact with each other on a daily basis. Different systems methodologies (such as systems dynamics and systems thinking) classify systems differently.

  3. A set of staves in a musical score joined by a brace.

  4. A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network.

  5. A set of detailed methods, procedures and routines created to carry out a specific activity, perform a duty, or solve a problem.

  6. A set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized framework or method.

Synonyms of System

The establishment, The authorities, The powers that be, The ruling class, The regime, Bureaucracy, Officialdom, Structure, Organization, Order, Arrangement, Complex, Apparatus, Network, Method, Methodology, Technique, Process, Procedure, Approach, Practice, Line, Line of action, Line of attack, Attack, Means, Way, Manner, Mode, Framework, Modus operandi, Anschauung, Copernican universe, Einsteinian universe, MO, Newtonian universe, Ptolemaic universe, Aggregation, Algorithm, All, All being, All creation, Allness, Anality, Angle, Angle of vision, Apple-pie order, Approach, Arrangement, Array, Attack, Basis, Blueprint, Blueprinting, Body-build, Brand, Calculation, Cast, Character, Characteristic, Characteristics, Charting, Combination, Complex, Complexion, Composition, Conception, Concord, Constituents, Constitution, Contrivance, Cosmos, Course, Crasis, Created nature, Created universe, Creation, Deployment, Design, Device, Dharma, Diathesis, Discipline, Disposal, Disposition, Enterprise, Entity, Envisagement, Ethos, Everything that is, Expanding universe, Eye, Fashion, Fiber, Figuring, Fine fettle, Footing, Foresight, Forethought, Form, Formation, Frame, Frame of reference, Framework, Game, Genius, Good condition, Good shape, Good trim, Grain, Graphing, Ground plan, Group, Guidelines, Guise, Habit, Harmony, Hue, Humor, Humors, Idea, Ilk, Integral, Integrate, Intention, Kind, Layout, Light, Line, Line of action, Lines, Lineup, Long-range plan, Macrocosm, Macrocosmos, Makeup, Manner, Manner of working, Mapping, Marshaling, Master plan, Means, Megacosm, Mental outlook, Mesh, Metagalaxy, Method, Methodicalness, Methodology, Mode, Mode of operation, Mode of procedure, Modus, Modus operandi, Mold, Nature, Neatness, Network, Omneity, Operations research, Order, Orderliness, Organization, Outlook, Pattern, Peace, Physique, Place, Plan, Planning, Planning function, Plenum, Point of view, Position, Practice, Prearrangement, Procedure, Proceeding, Process, Program, Program of action, Property, Proportion, Pulsating universe, Quality, Quiet, Quietude, Rationalization, Reference system, Regard, Regularity, Respect, Routine, Schedule, Schema, Schematism, Schematization, Scheme, Scheme of arrangement, Set, Set-up, Setup, Side, Sidereal universe, Sight, Situation, Slant, Somatotype, Sort, Spirit, Stamp, Stand, Standpoint, Steady-state universe, Strategic plan, Strategy, Streak, Stripe, Structure, Style, Suchness, Sum, Sum of things, Symmetry, Systematicness, Systematization, Tack, Tactical plan, Tactics, Technique, Temper, Temperament, Tendency, Tenor, The big picture, The drill, The how, The picture, The way of, Tidiness, Tone, Totality, Totality of being, Tranquillity, Trimness, Type, Uniformity, Universe, Vein, View, Viewpoint, Way, Whole wide world, Wide world, Wise, Working plan, World, World without end

How to use System in a sentence?

  1. The Canadian health care program is an ideal system , in my opinion, as it eliminates a huge cause of worry from the minds of Canadian citizens.
  2. The company set up an efficient system where employees scanned in their travel expense receipts and were reimbursed the following week.
  3. I have a system for doing things that works very well for me and I rarely deviate from it even when my manager wants things done another way.
  4. Dont try bucking the system.
  5. A multiparty system of government.
  6. The state railroad system.

Meaning of System & System Definition