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system

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsɪstəm/
METHOD B2 a way or method of doing things: the American legal system the public transport systemWays of achieving things
EQUIPMENT B1 a set of connected pieces of equipment that operate together: They've had an alarm system installed at their home.Things needed for a task
BODY parts of the body that work together in order to make something happen: the body's immune system Substances and structures in the bodyThe body
the system the laws and rules of a societyRules and laws
→  See also immune system , nervous system , operating system , public address system , the solar system , get sth out of your system
(Definition of system from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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