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system

sys·tem

system

 
 
pronunciation:
sI stm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a group of related things or parts that function together as a whole.
There are twelve elementary schools in our city's school system.
similar words:
complex, network, scheme
definition 2: a human or animal body as a unit.
toxic substances in his system
synonyms:
body
definition 3: an ordered set of doctrines, ideas, or principles.
a system of ethics
synonyms:
set
similar words:
apparatus, regime
definition 4: a particular method of procedure, organization, or classification.
The people are demanding a new system of government.The books are organized according to a system.
synonyms:
method
similar words:
apparatus, modus operandi, order, procedure, technique
definition 5: organized, orderly methods; orderliness.
The project needs system in order to succeed.
synonyms:
method, orderliness
similar words:
machinery
derivation: systemless (adj.)
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The word system contains the following part:
sys- Greek prefix that means with, together with
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The prefix "sys- " occurs in Greek loanwords and hence attaches to Greek bases. It is an assimilated form of "syn-" used before roots beginning with s. See syn- and its other assimilated forms syl- and sym-.
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