Etymology
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Telex 

1932, "a communication system of teletypewriters," from tel(etype) ex(change).

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propagandize (v.)

1841, "to spread a system of principles," from propaganda + -ize. Related: Propagandized; propagandizing.

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octad (n.)

"a group, system, or series of eight," 1801; see octa- + -ad.

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Krugerrand (n.)

also Kruger rand, 1967, South African gold coin (issued for investment purposes) bearing a portrait of Transvaal President Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825-1904); second element is rand, unit of decimal currency introduced in Republic of South Africa 1961, named for The Rand, gold-mining area in Transvaal, short for Witwatersrand (see rand).

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codification (n.)

"act or process of reducing to a code or system," 1817 (Bentham), noun of action from codify.

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change-over (n.)

"alteration from one system to another," 1907, from the verbal phrase; see change (v.) + over (adv.).

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mainframe (n.)

"central processor of a computer system," 1964, from main (adj.) + frame (n.).

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colonialist (n.)

"supporter of a colonial system," by 1850, from colonial + -ist; compare colonist.

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Babism (n.)

religious and social system founded in 19c. Persia, 1850; see Baha'i.

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systematic (adj.)

1670s, "pertaining to a system," from French systématique or directly from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos "combined in a whole," from systema (genitive systematos); see system. From 1789 as "methodical," often in a bad sense, "ruthlessly methodical." Related: Systematical (1660s); systematically.

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