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system

noun arrangement, artificium, classification, formula, logical process, manner, means, method, modeof management, operation, order, orderliness, orderly combiiation, organization, pattern, plan, policy, practice, procedure, process, program, recipe, regime, regimen, regularity, scheme, settled procedure, state of order, strategy, technique, way
Associated concepts: commercial system, governmental system, judicial system, legal system, retirement system
See also: arrangement, array, avenue, bureaucracy, codification, complex, contrivance, course, development, device, doctrine, form, guide, hierarchy, institute, means, method, mode, modus operandi, opportunity, order, plan, practice, procedure, process, program, rule, scheme, strategy, usage
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In this paper, the social system of an industry park is introduced as an example to illustrate our method and our model.
Social systems are capable of handling such distinction/indication through their operations of communication.
According to Kessler, the research indicates that sounds made by animals have been a vital tool to recognize kin since before complex social systems evolved in primates, "basically since the origins of primates.
If an important characteristic of a human social system is that it has a shared culture to orient the actors that make up the system as soft systems thinking describes, then systems should strive to reconstruct meaning that is shared, not just develop "subjective" opinions or merely collect those opinions in a system.
These attributes play key roles in determining the rate of adoption: (1) relative advantage; (2) compatibility; (3) complexity; (4) trialability; and (5) the ability of people within the social system to observe the innovation.
The number of factors affecting the outcome in even the smallest social system is deemed so numerous, and makes possible such a large number of combinations, that overcoming these three obstacles to even describe a social system is pronounced a practical impossibility.
In the current study, survivors who did not seek help from any formal social system after their rape provided a unique perspective by identifying the factors that prevent rape survivors from seeking formal help and discussing why these factors led them to not seek help.
5 [square root of (1 - (4/a))] for x = 1 sets limits to the possible values reached by the social system (Figure 3).
What impacts the perceptions of injustice by nonfamily employees may be their ability to distinguish between decisions in the workplace social system and those in the family social system (Greenhaus & Powell, 2006).
Efforts to improve the academic performance of all students, particularly those in urban schools serving low income students and students of color, might benefit by an examination of the perceptions of these students within a social systems context as means to enhance family, school, and community relations.
Patriarchy is the social system in which males are dominant over females by virtue of gender.
In the subsequent chapters Rhoads puts the method to work on select topics: "Losing Life for Others in the Face of Death: Mark's Standards of Judgment," "Jesus and the Syrophoenician Woman," "Network for Mission: The Social System of the Jesus Movement in Mark," and "Crossing Boundaries: Purity and Defilement in Mark.

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