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Network vs. System

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Networknoun

A fabric or structure of fibrous elements attached to each other at regular intervals.

Systemnoun

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

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

Networknoun

Any interconnected group or system

‘A network of roads crisscrossed the country.’;

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.

Networknoun

A directory of people maintained for their advancement

‘To get a job in today's economy, it is important to have a strong network.’;

Systemnoun

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

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Networknoun

(broadcasting) A group of affiliated television stations that broadcast common programs from a parent company.

Systemnoun

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

Networknoun

Multiple computers and other devices connected together to share information

‘The copy machine is connected to the network so it can now serve as a printer.’;

Systemnoun

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

Networkverb

(intransitive) To interact socially for the purpose of getting connections or personal advancement.

‘Many people find it worthwhile to network for jobs and information.’;

Systemnoun

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

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

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Networkverb

(transitive) To connect two or more computers or other computerized devices.

‘If we network his machine to the server, he will be able to see all the files.’;

Systemnoun

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

Networkverb

(transitive) To interconnect a group or 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.’;

Networkverb

To broadcast across an entire network of stations and affiliates at the same time.

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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Networknoun

A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them.

Systemnoun

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

Networknoun

Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads.

Systemnoun

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

Networknoun

A system of computers linked together by communications channels allowing the exchange of data between the linked computers.

Systemnoun

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

Networknoun

A group of transmitting stations connected by communications channels that permit the same program to be broadcast simultaneously from multiple stations over a very wide area; as, the CBS television network;

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.

Networknoun

Any arrangement of electrical devices or elements connected together by conducting wires; as, a power transmission network.

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.

Networknoun

A group of buildings connected by means of transportation and communication between them, and controlled by a central organization for a common purpose; as, a book distribution network.

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’;

Networkverb

To take steps to make and cultivate the acquaintance of people who can be helpful to oneself, especially in finding new employment, advancing to a higher position in one's occupation, or exchanging information.

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’;

Networkverb

To connect together into a network; as, to network computers; to network the printer with computers.

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’;

Networknoun

an interconnected system of things or people;

‘he owned a network of shops’; ‘retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life’; ‘tangled in a web of cloth’;

Systemnoun

a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;

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

Networknoun

(broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs;

‘the networks compete to broadcast important sports events’;

Systemnoun

a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;

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

Networknoun

an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals

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’;

Networknoun

a system of intersecting lines or channels;

‘a railroad network’; ‘a network of canals’;

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’;

Networknoun

(electronics) a system of interconnected electronic components or circuits

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’;

Networkverb

communicate with and within a group;

‘You have to network if you want to get a good job’;

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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