An assemblage of objects arranged in regular subordination, or after some distinct method, usually logical or scientific; a complete whole of objects related by some common law, principle, or end; a complete exhibition of essential principles or facts, arranged in a rational dependence or connection; a regular union of principles or parts forming one entire thing; as, a system of philosophy; a system of government; a system of divinity; a system of botany or chemistry; a military system; the solar system.
Hence, the whole scheme of created things regarded as forming one complete plan of whole; the universe.
An assemblage of parts or organs, either in animal or plant, essential to the performance of some particular function or functions which as a rule are of greater complexity than those manifested by a single organ; as, the capillary system, the muscular system, the digestive system, etc.; hence, the whole body as a functional unity.
a topic area comprising many interrelated elements
An organized way to accomplish one or more goals. A system can be natural or artificial (made by people).
Four or more interrelated "events."
A set of interacting elements, variable, parts, or objects that are functionally related to each other and form a coherent group.
Organizations that are linked together in the provision of services/products (e.g. transportation system, K-college education system, child welfare). An interdependent linking of organizations that rely on each other for the exchange of resources.
A group of related and integrated components organized to accomplish a specific set of functions.
n. In data processing, a collection of people, machines, and methods organized to accomplish a set of specific functions.
An interacting, or interdependent, group of entities.
comprehensive, self-sustaining combinations of interrelated structures, mechanisms , etc. that may be connected with other systems
A coherently-organized assembly of elements.
Webster's dictionary (1988) defines a system as "a group of things or parts connected in some way so as to form a whole." A system is also, "the body, or a number of bodily organs functioning as a unit." Modern thermodynamics teaches that there are three basic kinds of systems: isolated, closed, and open (Çambel, 1993, pp. 41-43). Isolated systems are those which are totally independent of their environment (these exist only in the laboratory). Closed systems are closed to matter (no matter may pass through the boundaries of the system) but are open to energy and information. Open systems are dependent on environment. Matter, energy, and information may pass through the boundaries of open systems.
an orderly arrangement, grouping or combination of one or more elements which form a whole. Its purpose is to accomplish specific goals or objectives. It operates routinely in a specific and predictable manner. (See Information System).
A group of interdependent processes and people that together perform a common mission.
Set of components that function and interact in some regular and theoretically predictable manner.
(1) (ANSI) People, machines, and methods organized to accomplish a set of specific functions. (2) (DOD) A composite, at any level of complexity, of personnel, procedures, materials, tools, equipment, facilities, and software. The elements of this composite entity are used together in the intended operational or support environment to perform a given task or achieve a specific purpose, support, or mission requirement.
A system is a complex set of parts that come together to serve a common purpose.
A stock set of components that can be put together to make an exhibit.
A set of elements or entities bound together by a set of rules and relationships into a unified whole. A system’s health is dependent on the health of the whole pattern, which can sometimes be reflected (and thus measured) in the status of a key part of the system (see Indicator).
related elements working together to achieve a goal.
a dynamic compound being; consciousness in (usually but not necessarily) physical evolution. The following list of Characteristics of Self-organizing systems is from the Self-Organising Syustems FAQs page (and is reproduced on Integrative Spirituality Org): Absence of external control (autonomy) Dynamic operation (time evolution) Fluctuations (noise/searches through options) Symmetry breaking (loss of freedom/heterogeneity) Global order (emergence from local interactions) Dissipation (energy usage/far-from-equilibrium) Instability (self-reinforcing choices/nonlinearity) Multiple equilibria (many possible attractors) Criticality (threshold effects/phase changes) Redundancy (insensitivity to damage) Self-maintenance (repair/reproduction metabolisms) Adaptation (functionality/tracking of external variations) Complexity (multiple concurrent values or objectives) Hierarchies (multiple nested self-organized levels)
An assemblage of various components designed to function as a whole
a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole -- in this security context, either the operating system and its adjuncts, or the computer system as a whole, which includes the operator.
something that is made up of interlinked parts that function together as a whole to accomplish a goal
A collection of components organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions. [IEEE STD 610.12
an assemblage or combination of things or parts forming a complex or unitary whole; procedures in which units are clearly defined and organized to achieve specific objectives. Bucky Fuller's definition of system: a closed configuration of vectors that divides all Universe into six parts: (1) all events that occur outside the system, (2) all events that occur inside the system, (3) all events that occur nonsimultaneously, remotely, and unrelatedly prior to the system events, (4) the events that occur nonsimultaneously, remotely, and unrelatedly subsequent to the system events, (5) the arrayed set of events comprising the system itself, and (6) all events that occur synchronously and/or coincidentally to and with the system's events (Fuller, Synergetics, 1975, p. 95).
a group of interrelated or interacting elements forming a unified whole; working together toward a common goal by accepting inputs and producing outputs; A collection of components purposefully organized into a functioning whole to accomplish a goal
an organized collection of components that interact
An organized interrelationship and interaction of bionic and non-biotic matter with energy.
A collection of interacting parts that forms an integrated and consistent whole, isolatable from its surroundings. The concept of dynamics or change over time is central to our treatment of complex systems.
A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent (business functions, processes, activities or) elements forming a complex whole .... a functionally related group of (business functions, processes, activities or) elements, for instance, a network of structures and channels, as for communications, travel, or distribution.
A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements or parts that function together as a whole to accomplish a goal.
A collection of hardware, software, and people that operate together to accomplish a mission.
a set of basic facts or arguments (called 'elements') arranged according to the order of their logical relationships, as determined by the architectonic patterns of reason. Kant's Critical philosophy is a System made up of three subordinate systems, each defined by a distinct standpoint, and each made up of the same four perspectives.
A defined and interacting collection of real world facts, procedures and processes, along with the organized deployment of people, machines and other resources that carry out those procedures and processes.
a perspective that views organizations (or any social body) as consisting of an interdependent group of units (or subsystems) that pursues some goal or purpose, and exists within an environment with which it interacts.
A perceived whole containing elements that continually affect each other over time. Systems operate toward a common purpose which is the connecting thread and requires something to act in order to cause it to stand together.@ Many systems are elements of many different systems such as biological organisms, disease, ecological niches, factories, chemical reactions, political entities, communities, families, teams and all@ organizations (Senge, 1994).
The arrangement of organizations, people, materials, and procedures associated with a particular function or outcome. A system is usually made of inputs, processes, and outcomes.
1. A group of body organs that together perform one or more vital functions. 2. An organized group of devices, parts or factors that together perform a function or drive a process (weather systems, mechanical systems).
An assembly of various components to function as a whole.
An assemblage of organized ideas and principles intended to explain the arrangement or working of a systematic whole. A harmonious arrangement.
Processes, People, Resources, and how they interact as they work together toward a common purpose.
the administrative processes, people and technology that together provide a service or function.
One or more of the following: (1) an integrated composite of people, products, and processes that provide a capability to satisfy a need or objective [MIL-STD-499B]; (2) an assembly of things or parts forming a complex or united as a whole; a collection of components organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions; (3) an interacting combination of elements, viewed in relation to function [INCOSE95]. A system may be a product that is hardware only, hardware/software, software only, or a service. The term "system" is used to indicate the sum of the products being delivered to the customers or users of the products. See also the definition of information system.
An organized collection of interrelated elements that performs one or more functions. (The Communication Handbook) "A system divides all of the Universe into a) all of the Universe outside the system, b) all of the universe inside the system, and c) the little bit of remaining Universe which comprises the system that separates the macrocosm from the microcosm". (Buckminster Fuller)
Interdependent people or things interacting to do work. System also describes a method for how work is done.
A combination of interacting or interdependent components, assembled to carry out one or more functions
The term is used here, when capitalised as ‘System', to refer to the whole complex of ideas derived from the Automatic Script, part of which was published as A Vision in its two versions.
a set of well-deï¬ned, well-designed, well-deployed processes that work together for meeting the schoolâ€(tm)s performance requirements.
A combination of two or more interrelated pieces of equipment (or sets) arranged in a functional package to perform an operational function or to satisfy a requirement. (Defense Acquisition Glossary of Terms, Jan 2001)
A set of operations which are connected together to work ass a whole for a specific purpose. A system is made up of inputs, processes and outputs.
Set of connected and mutually interacting components.
The principal functioning entities comprising the product, e.g. hardware, software. Also an organized and disciplined approach to accomplish a task, e.g., a failure reporting system.
An assembly of elements, and the interconnections between them, constituting a whole and generally characterised by its behaviour. Applied also for social and human systems
A collection of components organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions (taken from Draft Recommended Practice for Architectural Description IEEE P1471/D5.2).
the body as a functioning whole
A group of related components that interact to perform a task. (2) A computer system is made up of the CPU, operating system and peripheral devices. (3) An information system is made up of the database, all the data entry, update, query and report programs and manual and machine procedures. (4) "The system" often refers to the operating system.
a set of inter-related elements comprising a unified whole. A system typically consists of components which are connected together in order to facilitate the flow of information, matter or energy. The term is often used to describe a set of entities for which a mathematical model can be constructed.
Ones attempt to express his world view in a coherent set of thoughts.
An integrated whole that is composed of diverse, interacting, specialized structures and sub functions. A collection of people, machines, and methods organized to accomplish a set of specific functions.
(n) a group of structures, such as organs, related and organized in such a way to perform a specific function, e.g., the circulatory system.
A set of related or interacting variables which function together for a specific purpose. Systems are dynamic and often change over time.
A system is composed of several organs working in a compatible manner to perform a complex function or functions. Examples include the digestive system, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system.
A collection of interacting subsystems designed to satisfy a set of requirements.
a group of units or parts united by some form of regular interaction, in which a change in one unit causes changes in the others; these interactions occur in regularized ways (83)
A set of parts working together as a mechanism or interconnecting network; a person's body or mind; an organised scheme or method.
A combination of interacting or interdependent components, assembled to carry our one of more functions.
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Perhaps a usable word where transactional inquiry is under way. Thus distinguished from organization which would represent interaction. "Full system" has occasionally been used to direct attention to deliberately comprehensive transactional procedure.
A regularly interacting and interdependent group of items forming a unified whole.
A collection of components (hardware, software, interfaces) organized to accomplish a specific function or set of functions; generally considered to be a self-sufficient item in its intended operational use.
a group of elements organized in such a way that every element is to some degree dependent on every other element.
A system of interacting roof components (NOT including the roof deck) designed to weatherproof and, normally, to insulate a building's top surface. See ROOF SYSTEM.
A collection of devices which work together to produce a desired result.
Group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole. Elements can include computer software and hardware, paper documents, manual procedures and knowledge transfers.
A set of interrelated or interacting elements.
A set of elements such as personnel, physical, environment, safeguards, technology, etc. that are combined together to fulfill a specified purpose or mission. [MG-03
(process, operation, function, or activity) is an arrangement, a set, or a collection of concepts, parts, activities, and/or people that are connected or interrelated to achieve objectives and goals. (This definition applies to both manual and automated systems.) A system may also be a collection of subsystems operating together for a common objective or goal. (300.02.3)
A discrete operational entity that consists of a number of interacting parts, within recognized boundaries
A set of elements that form an orderly, interrelated, and functional whole
1. A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent parts made up of matter and energy that form a complex whole. 2. Anything that uses matter and energy to organize, maintain, or change itself (e.g., the sun, a glass of water, a frog, a city).
is a set of different elements which interact with one another in a particular way
A whole body of connected elements which influence each other and have specific relations with the environment.
An interacting group of organs that performs one or more specific functions.
A collection of interdependent components that interact with one another. For example, an organization is a system; an automobile is a system; an office is a system, a family is a system. According to Deming, to be a system, all the components must have a common aim... "Without an aim, there is no system."
A collection of one or more objects that interact with each other.
Something that can be studied as a whole.
A system exists whenever parts combine or connect with each other to form a whole. The whole is QUALITATIVELY more than the sum of its parts. You, your circulatory system, water, and table salt are all examples of systems (p.18-24).
two or more connected elements or parts which mutually interact to form an organized whole.
A system is collection of connected units organized to accomplish a purpose. A system can be described by one or more models, possibly from different viewpoints.
A set or arrangement of things connected or related to form a unity that will work together to perform a function.
A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a complex whole. A network of related computer software, hardware, and data transmission devices.
A set of well-defined and well-designed processes for meeting the organizationís quality and performance requirements.
An ordered assemblage.
System (from Latin systÄ“ma, in turn from Greek sustÄ“ma) is a set of entities, real or abstract, comprising a whole where each component interacts with or is related to at least one other component. Any object which has no relation with any other element of the system is not part of that system but rather of the system environment. A subsystem then is a set of elements, which is a system itself, and a part of the whole system.
In the C Standard Library, system is a function used to execute subprocesses and commands, residing in stdlib.h. It differs from the spawn family of functions in that instead of passing arguments to an executed object, a single string is passed to the system shell, typically the POSIX shell, /bin/sh -c.