Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun system

9 senses of system

Sense 1
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")
       => instrumentality, instrumentation -- (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

Sense 2
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")
       => group, grouping -- (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Sense 3
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")
       => matter -- (that which has mass and occupies space; "physicists study both the nature of matter and the forces which govern it")

Sense 4
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")
       => method -- (a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps))

Sense 5
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")
       => structure -- (the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure")

Sense 6
system -- (a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion")
       => body part -- (any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity)

Sense 7
system -- (a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation")
       => plan of action -- (a plan for actively doing something)

Sense 8
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")
       => live body -- (the body of a living animal or person)

Sense 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")
       => orderliness, methodicalness -- (the quality of appreciating method and system)

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