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system (n.)

1610年代, “整个造物, 宇宙”, 来自晚期拉丁文 systema “安排, 系统”, 来自希腊文 systema “有组织的整体, 由各部分复合而成的整体”, 来自 synistanai “放在一起, 组织起来, 按顺序形成” 的词干, 来自 syn- “一起” (见 syn-) + histanai “导致站立” 的词根, 来自PIE词根 *sta- “站立, 使之或稳固”.

含义 “一组相关的原则, 事实, 观念等” 最早记载于1630年代. 意为“动物体作为一个有组织的整体, 生物体中生命过程的总和”, 最早记载于1680年代; 因此形象化的词组 to get (something) out of one's system (1900). 计算机意义上的“一组相关程序” 从1963年开始记录. All systems go (1962年) 来自美国的太空计划. The system “盛行的社会秩序” 从1806年开始记录.

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Definitions of system from WordNet

system (n.)
instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;
the system consists of a motor and a small computer
he bought a new stereo system
system (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
Synonyms: scheme
system (n.)
(physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;
a system generating hydrogen peroxide
in a static system oil cannot be replaced by water on a surface
system (n.)
a complex of methods or rules governing behavior;
that language has a complex system for indicating gender
they have to operate under a system they oppose
Synonyms: system of rules
system (n.)
an organized structure for arranging or classifying;
he tried to understand their system of classification
system (n.)
a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;
the body has a system of organs for digestion
system (n.)
a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;
they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation
system (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
system (n.)
an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;
we can't do it unless we establish some system around here
From wordnet.princeton.edu