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Synonyms for system
ˈsɪs təm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. system(noun)

    instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

    "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  2. system, scheme(noun)

    a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole

    "a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going"

    strategy, arrangement, scheme, dodging, outline, organization, system of rules, organisation, schema, dodge

  3. system(noun)

    (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"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  4. system, system of rules(noun)

    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"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  5. arrangement, organization, organisation, system(noun)

    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"

    governing body, constitution, establishment, system of rules, transcription, formation, organization, musical arrangement, governance, placement, arranging, scheme, brass, administration, agreement, arrangement, organisation

  6. system(noun)

    a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts

    "the body has a system of organs for digestion"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  7. system(noun)

    a procedure or process for obtaining an objective

    "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  8. system(noun)

    the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole

    "exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system"

    organization, arrangement, organisation, system of rules, scheme

  9. organization, organisation, system(noun)

    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"

    establishment, formation, arrangement, scheme, governance, governing body, organization, brass, system of rules, organisation, constitution, administration

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. system

    Order in this connection denotes the fact or result of proper arrangement according to the due relation or sequence of the matters arranged; as, these papers are in order; in alphabetical order. Method denotes a process, a general or established way of doing or proceeding in anything; rule, an authoritative requirement or an established course of things; system, not merely a law of action or procedure, but a comprehensive plan in which all the parts are related to each other and to the whole; as, a system of theology; a railroad system; the digestive system; manner refers to the external qualities of actions, and to those often as settled and characteristic; we speak of a system of taxation, a method of collecting taxes, the rules by which assessments are made; or we say, as a rule the payments are heaviest at a certain time of year; a just tax may be made odious by the manner of its collection. Regularity applies to the even disposition of objects or uniform recurrence of acts in a series. There may be regularity without order, as in the recurrence of paroxysms of disease or insanity; there may be order without regularity, as in the arrangement of furniture in a room, where the objects are placed at varying distances. Order commonly implies the design of an intelligent agent or the appearance or suggestion of such design; regularity applies to an actual uniform disposition or recurrence with no suggestion of purpose, and as applied to human affairs is less intelligent and more mechanical than order. The most perfect order is often secured with least regularity, as in a fine essay or oration. The same may be said of system. There is a regularity of dividing a treatise into topics, paragraphs, and sentences, that is destructive of true rhetorical system. Compare HABIT; HYPOTHESIS.

    manner, method, mode, order, regularity, rule

    chaos, confusion, derangement, disarrangement, disorder, irregularity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. system

    method, scheme, order, regularity, classification, arrangement, rule, plan

    disorder, derangement, confusion, fortuity, chance, medley, haphazard, incongruity, non-arrangement, nonclassification

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. system(n.)

    a whole (viewed with reference to the interdependence of its parts), combination of parts to form a whole

  2. system(n.)

    scheme, body, plan, theory, connected view

  3. system(n.)

    order, method, regularity, rule

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. system(n)

    method, order

    chaos, confusion, disorder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "system":

    systems, regime, scheme, network, sistema, système, mechanism, device, regimes, institutional, plan, framework, system-wide, ccass, sytem, systematic

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How to use system in a sentence?

  1. Glenn Beck:

    He promised everything to everybody, he promised that he was going to return us to a free market, but he also said that it was going to be a single-payer system. So once that is no longer in people's heads, which is everything for everybody, it becomes a reality and that's when his base starts to shake apart.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    This whole system that we built is not based on trust, it's based on a verifiable mechanism whereby every pathway that they have is shut off.

  3. Kirk Knoernschild:

    Making everything easy to change, makes the entire system very complex...

  4. Alexander Mustill:

    It’s very exciting to this that there might be an extrasolar planet in our own solar system.

  5. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen:

    I think we have a far more resilient system now than prior to the financial crisis.

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