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system

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of system

  1. 1 something made up of many interdependent or related parts the national highway system allows travel from one end of the country to the other the democratic system of checks and balances in government Synonyms of system complex, network Words Related to system interlacement, mesh, meshwork, net, plexus, web; aggregate, conglomerate, totality, whole; sequence, series; supersystem

  2. 2 a method worked out in advance for achieving some objective if you're going to wrap all these presents in one afternoon, you'll need a system Synonyms of system arrangement, blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, master plan, program, project, road map, scheme, strategy, planWords Related to system collusion, conspiracy, plot; contrivance, device, gambit, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick; counterplan, counterstrategy; means, tactic, technique, way; procedure, protocol; conception, idea, projet, proposal, specific(s), specification(s); aim, intent, intention, purpose; diagram, formula, layout, map, pattern, platform, policy, recipe, setup

  3. 3 the means or procedure for doing something not the best system perhaps, but it gets the job done Synonyms of system approach, fashion, form, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, method, tack, tactics, technique, wayWords Related to system mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy

Synonym Discussion of system

method, mode, manner, way, fashion, system mean the means taken or procedure followed in achieving an end. method implies an orderly logical arrangement usually in steps.
    • effective teaching methods
mode implies an order or course followed by custom, tradition, or personal preference.
    • the preferred mode of transportation
manner is close to mode but may imply a procedure or method that is individual or distinctive.
    • an odd manner of conducting
way is very general and may be used for any of the preceding words.
    • has her own way of doing things
fashion may suggest a peculiar or characteristic way of doing something.
    • rushing about in his typical fashion
system suggests a fully developed or carefully formulated method often emphasizing rational orderliness.
    • a filing system

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