A set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole
the legal system
A machine, appliance, or system employing discs; specifically (usually in form disk system) a computer system in which a disk is used as the main storage medium; a storage system incorporating a disk.
A system of organizing labour by which tasks are allotted to workers according to their ability, thus ensuring greater efficiency.
A connected system or group of glaciers, ice sheets, etc.
A system of living; a system of analysing or classifying life; (in later use) especially a life support system.
A small set of hi-fi equipment or other home entertainment system, not usually including a record turntable.
The system laid down in the United Kingdom in the Net Book Agreement for the sale of net books; any system resembling this.
A system of null points and their corresponding null planes.
A system involving a rack or racks; (in later use) specifically a stereo system consisting of individual components mounted in a rack.
Astronomy one around a planet.
A system of cultivating plants by means of rows; row culture.
A system of sign language.
A request by a program for a service provided by the operating system.
The disk from which a computer's operating system is run.
A file that is required for a system to run; a file which forms part of an operating system.
An area of the taskbar in Windows operating systems in which icons for some background applications, system options, and notifications are displayed, typically situated adjacent to the date and time.
Throughout a system.
A system of four basic types (A, AB, B, and O) into which human blood may be classified, based on the presence or absence of certain inherited antigens
A method of teaching or studying law that emphasizes the analysis and discussion of selected cases
A system of voting (used in several European countries) in which votes are cast for a list of candidates rather than an individual, to allow a degree of proportional representation
A set of compact stacking hi-fi equipment components
A system in which the components and protocols conform to standards independent of a particular supplier
The complex of drives and responses relating to the self; the set of potentialities which develop in an individual’s character in response to parental and other external influence
A large number of stars with a perceptible structure; a galaxy
A system according to which labourers, especially those in vineyards, are paid part of their wages in wine
Roman History. The system of dividing Roman property owners into classes for military service, according to wealth.
The system adopted within a particular community for the subdivision and utilization of its agricultural land.
= party politics.
The system of copying manuscripts pecia by pecia.
A system of government, management, etc.; a set of political beliefs or institutions founded or dependent upon coercion; society as organized so as to privilege certain groups.
A law, rule, or custom establishing or requiring a quota.
A system of retro-rockets.
= rhythm method.
The practice of ploughing fields into ridges.
A large river and its tributaries considered as a single entity.
A system involving robots or automatic equipment likened to a robot.
The Linnaean classification of plants, in which plants are grouped according to the number of stamens and pistils in each flower.
A set of interdependent relationships, customs, and institutions that constitute a society.
A system of education run by the State; especially (chiefly British) one in which free primary and secondary education is provided by state schools.
A social system organized around the status of individuals; a social group in which status derives from a person's position or achievement with regard to some aspect of the group's activity.
Constructed using standardized prefabricated components.
The process of designing a system or systems, especially (in later use) a computer system; a design so produced.
Any set of connected or interdependent values.
A system in which information can be expressed by combinations of the digits 0 and 1
A system of railway signalling which divides the track into sections and allows no train to enter a section that is not completely clear
A cooperative arrangement whereby individuals are paired or teamed up and assume responsibility for one another’s welfare or safety
The part of an engine, computer, or mechanical device which brings about its dynamic movement
A piece of software which uses databases of expert knowledge to offer advice or make decisions in such areas as medical diagnosis
A method for organizing and storing documents or information