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来自拉丁语 systema,系统，安排，来自希腊语 systema,有机整体，来自 sy-,一起，-st,站立，
- system:  A system is etymologically something that is ‘brought together’. The word comes via French système and late Latin systēma from Greek sústēma ‘combined or organized whole, formed from many parts’. This was a derivative of sunistánai ‘bring together, combine’, a compound verb formed from the prefix sun- ‘together’ and histánai ‘cause to stand’ (a relative of English stand).
- system (n.)
- 1610s, "the whole creation, the universe," from Late Latin systema "an arrangement, system," from Greek systema "organized whole, a whole compounded of parts," from stem of synistanai "to place together, organize, form in order," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + root of histanai "cause to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "set of correlated principles, facts, ideas, etc." first recorded 1630s. Meaning "animal body as an organized whole, sum of the vital processes in an organism" is recorded from 1680s; hence figurative phrase to get (something) out of one's system (1900). Computer sense of "group of related programs" is recorded from 1963. All systems go (1962) is from U.S. space program. The system "prevailing social order" is from 1806.
- 1. Megamalls and fast food restaurants line the highway system.
- 2. The new system is still in the planning stages.
- 3. There is nothing sinister or conspiratorial about the export licensing system.
- 4. A special locking system means the door cannot be opened accidentally.
- 5. The volume of scheduled flights is straining the air traffic control system.
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