[n] instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the unit consists of a motor and a small computer"
[n] an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
[n] the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole; "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"
[n] a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts; "the body has a system of organs for digestion"
[n] 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"
[n] an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
[n] a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
[n] a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"
[n] (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"