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American English: /ˈsɪstəm/
British English: /ˈsɪstəm/

Translation of system in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (ordered structure)
    Example sentences
    • The new system uses the same principles in effect all across the country.
    • Critics of this three-way scheme say the system will cause more problems than it solves.
    • The contents of this closet are organized according to a system I have yet to master.
    1.2 (procedure) filing/classification system
    sistema de archivo/clasificación
    to get to know the system
    familiarizarse con el sistema
    there's no system in your approach
    tu enfoque no es nada sistemático or metódico
    1.3 (organizational whole) the prison system
    el sistema penitenciario
  • 2 2.1 (technical, mechanical) a missile system
    un sistema de misiles
    all systems go!
    ¡todo bien!
    Example sentences
    • The proportion of other gasses is always kept constant on the earth by the help of interconnected complex systems.
    • He wanted to see the two systems actually mesh together and communicate with each other so it was possible to step off a tram and onto a train at the same platform.
    • The complex of field systems and large stone walls extend from the north western slopes of Mount Brandon to within the boundaries of Dingle.
    2.2 (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • One way to get these economies is to roll up the smaller software, systems, and hardware into the larger system.
    • Even when I try to get my head out of the clouds and try to focus on our Linux systems, I think application launchers.
    • The software can look out over various servers and storage systems and puts all of the hardware in a single panel for the users.
    2.3 (Audio)
  • 3 3.1 (Anatomy, Physiology)the digestive/respiratory system
    el aparato digestivo/respiratorio
    the nervous system
    el sistema nervioso
    Example sentences
    • Decreased kidney function is associated with complications in virtually all organ systems.
    • This in turn enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body helping the body systems to function to the best of their ability.
    • If you have had part of your stomach or other organs removed, this will affect your digestive system.
    Example sentences
    • No prisoner wants to be caught with drugs in their system, so they choose to shoot up rather than smoke a joint.
    3.2 (body) my system can't cope with so much food
    mi cuerpo or mi organismo no puede con tanta comida
    to get somebody/something out of one's systemit took me years to get her out of my system
    me llevó años olvidarla or sacármela de la cabeza
    I had to say it; I needed to get it out of my system
    se lo tuve que decir; me tenía que desahogar
    it will help get the toxins out of your system
    te va a ayudar a eliminar las toxinas
  • 4 4.1 (form of government) capitalist/democratic system
    sistema capitalista/democrático
    4.2 (establishment, status quo) the system
    el sistema
    it is the system which is at fault
    lo que falla es el sistema
    he tried to beat the system
    intentó burlar el sistema
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