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Component vs. System

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Componentnoun

A smaller, self-contained part of a larger entity. Often refers to a manufactured object that is part of a larger device.

‘A CPU is a component of a computer.’;

Systemnoun

A collection of organized things; a whole composed of relationships among its members.

‘There are eight planets in the solar system.’;

Componentadjective

Making up a larger whole; as a component word.

Systemnoun

(derogatory) Preceded by the word the: the mainstream culture, controlled by the elites or government of a state, or a combination of them, seen as oppressive to the individual.

Componentadjective

Made up of smaller complete units in combination; as a component stereo.

Systemnoun

(computing) A set of hardware and software operating in a computer.

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Componentadjective

Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.

‘The component parts of natural bodies.’;

Systemnoun

(mathematics) A set of equations involving the same variables, which are to be solved simultaneously.

Componentnoun

A constituent part; an ingredient.

Systemnoun

(music) A set of staves linked by a brace that indicate instruments or sounds that are to be played simultaneously.

Componentnoun

an abstract part of something;

‘jealousy was a component of his character’; ‘two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony’; ‘the grammatical elements of a sentence’; ‘a key factor in her success’; ‘humor: an effective ingredient of a speech’;

Systemnoun

(physiology) A set of body organs having a particular function.

‘the digestive system’; ‘the nervous system’;

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Componentnoun

something determined in relation to something that includes it;

‘he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself’; ‘I read a portion of the manuscript’; ‘the smaller component is hard to reach’;

Systemnoun

(psychiatry) A set of alters, or the multiple personalities]] due to, for example, a dissociative personality disorder who contains them.

Componentnoun

an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system;

‘spare components for cars’; ‘a component or constituent element of a system’;

Systemnoun

A method or way of organizing or planning.

‘Many people believed communism was a good system until the breakup of the Soviet Union.’;

Componentnoun

a part or element of a larger whole, especially a part of a machine or vehicle

‘hydrogen is a component of all organic compounds’; ‘an assembly plant for imported components’;

Systemnoun

An assemblage of objects arranged in regular subordination, or after some distinct method, usually logical or scientific; a complete whole of objects related by some common law, principle, or end; a complete exhibition of essential principles or facts, arranged in a rational dependence or connection; a regular union of principles or parts forming one entire thing; as, a system of philosophy; a system of government; a system of divinity; a system of botany or chemistry; a military system; the solar system.

‘The best way to learn any science, is to begin with a regular system, or a short and plain scheme of that science well drawn up into a narrow compass.’;

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Componentnoun

each of two or more forces, velocities, or other vectors acting in different directions which are together equivalent to a given vector

‘he resolved the motion into horizontal and vertical components’;

Systemnoun

Hence, the whole scheme of created things regarded as forming one complete plan of whole; the universe.

Componentadjective

constituting part of a larger whole; constituent

‘the component elements of the armed forces’;

Systemnoun

Regular method or order; formal arrangement; plan; as, to have a system in one's business.

Systemnoun

The collection of staves which form a full score. See Score, n.

Systemnoun

An assemblage of parts or organs, either in animal or plant, essential to the performance of some particular function or functions which as a rule are of greater complexity than those manifested by a single organ; as, the capillary system, the muscular system, the digestive system, etc.; hence, the whole body as a functional unity.

Systemnoun

One of the stellate or irregular clusters of intimately united zooids which are imbedded in, or scattered over, the surface of the common tissue of many compound ascidians.

Systemnoun

a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole;

‘a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going’;

Systemnoun

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’;

Systemnoun

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’;

Systemnoun

a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;

‘they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation’;

Systemnoun

a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;

‘the body has a system of organs for digestion’;

Systemnoun

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’;

Systemnoun

(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’;

Systemnoun

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

‘exercise helped him get the alcohol out of his system’;

Systemnoun

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’;

Systemnoun

a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole

‘the state railway system’; ‘fluid is pushed through a system of pipes or channels’;

Systemnoun

a set of organs in the body with a common structure or function

‘the digestive system’;

Systemnoun

the human or animal body as a whole

‘you need to get the cholesterol out of your system’;

Systemnoun

a group of related hardware units or programs or both, especially when dedicated to a single application.

Systemnoun

(in chronostratigraphy) a major range of strata that corresponds to a period in time, subdivided into series

‘the Devonian system’;

Systemnoun

a group of celestial objects connected by their mutual attractive forces, especially moving in orbits about a centre

‘the system of bright stars known as the Gould Belt’;

Systemnoun

short for crystal system

Systemnoun

a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method

‘the public-school system’; ‘a multiparty system of government’;

Systemnoun

a set of rules used in measurement or classification

‘the metric system’;

Systemnoun

organized planning or behaviour; orderliness

‘there was no system at all in the company’;

Systemnoun

a method of choosing one's procedure in gambling.

Systemnoun

the prevailing political or social order, especially when regarded as oppressive and intransigent

‘don't try bucking the system’;

Systemnoun

a set of staves in a musical score joined by a brace.

System

A system is a group of interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole. A system, surrounded and influenced by its environment, is described by its boundaries, structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning.

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