Meaning of “nervous system” in the English Dictionary

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"nervous system" in British English

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nervous systemnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈnɜː.vəs ˌsɪs.təm/ us /ˈnɝː.vəs ˌsɪs.təm/

An animal's or person's nervous system consists of its brain and all the nerves in its body that together make movement and feeling possible by sending messages around the body.

(Definition of “nervous system” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nervous system" in American English

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nervous systemnoun [ C ]

us /ˈnɜr·vəs ˌsɪs·təm/

biology (in animals and people) the brain and all the nerves in the body that together make movement and feeling possible

(Definition of “nervous system” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)