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system

noun (METHOD)    /ˈsɪs.təm/
B2 [C] a way of doing things: We'll have to work out a proper filing system. Under our education system, you're supposed to be able to choose the type of schooling that your child receives. The legal system operates very differently in the US and Britain.Ways of achieving things B2 [C] a particular method of counting, measuring, or weighing things: the metric system of measuring and weighingClassifying and creating orderWeighing and measuring [U] approving the intentional and organized use of a system: There doesn't seem to be any system to the books on these shelves - they're certainly not in alphabetical order.Classifying and creating order the system disapproving unfair laws and rules that prevent people from being able to improve their situation: He has his own ways of beating the system, making sure that he has good relationships with influential people.Rules and laws
(Definition of system noun (METHOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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