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noun system pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪstəm/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a set of connected things that work together for a particular purpose

    a central heating system

    I decided to install a security system after the shop was burgled.

    1. a.
      a set of organs, tubes etc in your body that work together
      cardiovascular/circulatory system:

      First, check that the circulatory system is working properly.

    2. b.
      a set of pieces of equipment or computer programs that work together

      a new computer system

      system requirements (=the type of software, hardware, and the amount of memory needed to operate a program):

      The system requirements for this program are listed below.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a method of organizing or doing things

    a two-party/multiparty system

    the criminal justice system

    system for:

    They are introducing a very sophisticated system for delivering information.

    system of:

    a democratic system of government

    system to:

    There is simply no system to the way Joshua works.

    1. a.

      the system

      rules that decide how a society, country, or organization should operate and that cannot be changed even though they seem unfair to you

      You can’t beat the system.

  3. 3
    your body considered as a set of connected organs, tubes etc

    Lack of sleep can be hard on the system.

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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