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Plan vs. System

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Plannoun

A drawing showing technical details of a building, machine, etc., with unwanted details omitted, and often using symbols rather than detailed drawing to represent doors, valves, etc.

‘The plans for many important buildings were once publicly available.’;

Systemnoun

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

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

Plannoun

A set of intended actions, usually mutually related, through which one expects to achieve a goal.

‘He didn't really have a plan; he had a goal and a habit of control.’;

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.

Plannoun

A two-dimensional drawing of a building as seen from above with obscuring or irrelevant details such as roof removed, or of a floor of a building, revealing the internal layout; as distinct from the elevation.

‘Seen in plan, the building had numerous passageways not apparent to visitors.’;

Systemnoun

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

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Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

Systemnoun

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

Plannoun

A subscription to a service; e.g., a phone plan, an Internet plan.

Systemnoun

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

Planverb

(transitive) To design (a building, machine, etc.).

‘The architect planned the building for the client.’;

Systemnoun

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

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

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Planverb

(transitive) To create a plan for.

‘They jointly planned the project in phases, with good detail for the first month.’;

Systemnoun

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

Planverb

(intransitive) To intend.

‘He planned to go, but work intervened.’;

Systemnoun

A method or way of organizing or planning.

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

Planverb

See plan on.

‘I was planning on going, but something came up.’;

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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Planverb

(intransitive) To make a plan.

‘They planned for the worst, bringing lots of emergency supplies.’;

Systemnoun

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

Plannoun

A draught or form; properly, a representation drawn on a plane, as a map or a chart; especially, a top view, as of a machine, or the representation or delineation of a horizontal section of anything, as of a building; a graphic representation; a diagram.

Systemnoun

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

Plannoun

A scheme devised; a method of action or procedure expressed or described in language; a project; as, the plan of a constitution; the plan of an expedition.

‘God's plans like lines pure and white unfold.’;

Systemnoun

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

Plannoun

A method; a way of procedure; a custom.

‘The simple plan,That they should take who have the power,And they should keep who can.’;

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.

Planverb

To form a delineation of; to draught; to represent, as by a diagram.

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.

Planverb

To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.

‘Even in penance, planning sins anew.’;

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’;

Plannoun

a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;

‘they drew up a six-step plan’; ‘they discussed plans for a new bond issue’;

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’;

Plannoun

an arrangement scheme;

‘the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult’; ‘it was an excellent design for living’; ‘a plan for seating guests’;

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’;

Plannoun

scale drawing of a structure;

‘the plans for City Hall were on file’;

Systemnoun

a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;

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

Planverb

have the will and intention to carry out some action;

‘He plans to be in graduate school next year’; ‘The rebels had planned turmoil and confusion’;

Systemnoun

a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;

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

Planverb

make plans for something;

‘He is planning a trip with his family’;

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’;

Planverb

make or work out a plan for; devise;

‘They contrived to murder their boss’; ‘design a new sales strategy’; ‘plan an attack’;

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’;

Planverb

make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form;

‘design a better mousetrap’; ‘plan the new wing of the museum’;

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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