Meaning of SYSTEM in English

■ noun

1》 a complex whole; a set of things working together as a mechanism or interconnecting network.

↘the human or animal body as a whole.

2》 an organized scheme or method.

↘orderliness; method.

3》 ( the ~ ) the prevailing political or social order, especially when regarded as oppressive and intransigent.

4》 Geology a major range of strata corresponding to a period in time.

5》 Music a set of staves joined by a brace.


get something out of one's ~ informal get rid of a preoccupation or anxiety.


~less adjective


C17: from Fr. système or late L. ~a , from Gk sustēma , from sun- 'with' + histanai 'set up'.

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