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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 work together as a whole.
This is a large school system.
similar words:
network, scheme
definition 2: a human or animal body as a unit.
The snake bite left poison in his system.
synonyms:
body
definition 3: an ordered set of rules, ideas, or principles.
The school has a system for students who cut classes.
synonyms:
set
definition 4: a particular way or method of doing something.
We need a better voting system.He's got a system for getting his homework done.
synonyms:
method
similar words:
procedure, technique
derivation: systemless (adj.)
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