1. 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

Definition categories: man–made, instrumentality, instrumentation

2. a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

- a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

Similar word(s): scheme

Definition categories: group, grouping

3. (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

Definition categories: substance, matter

4. 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

Definition categories: thought, method

5. an organized structure for arranging or classifying

- he tried to understand their system of classification

Similar word(s): arrangement, organisation, organization

Definition categories: thought, structure

6. a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

- the body has a system of organs for digestion

Definition categories: body

7. a procedure or process for obtaining an objective

- they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation

Definition categories: thought

8. the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole

- exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system

Definition categories: body

9. an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized

- we can't do it unless we establish some system around here

Similar word(s): organisation, organization

Definition categories: attribute, methodicalness, orderliness

Sentences with system as a noun:

- There are eight planets in the solar system.

- Many people believed communism was a good system until the breakup of the Soviet Union.