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  • 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
  • the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole
    • exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system
  • a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
    • they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation
  • a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts
    • the body has a system of organs for digestion
  • 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
  • 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
  • (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
  • a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going
  • 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
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