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