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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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Given a system of particulars which is a physical object, I shall define that one of the system which is in a given place (if any) as the "appearance of that object in that place."
From these facts; from the great difficulty of ascertaining the infertility of varieties in a state of nature, for a supposed variety if infertile in any degree would generally be ranked as species; from man selecting only external characters in the production of the most distinct domestic varieties, and from not wishing or being able to produce recondite and functional differences in the reproductive system; from these several considerations and facts, I do not think that the very general fertility of varieties can be proved to be of universal occurrence, or to form a fundamental distinction between varieties and species.
We left them to their system and themselves, and went home wondering.
The practical measures proposed in them -- -such as the abolition of the distinction between town and country, of the family, of the carrying on of industries for the account of private individuals, and of the wage system, the proclamation of social harmony, the conversion of the functions of the State into a mere superintendence of production, all these proposals, point solely to the disappearance of class antagonisms which were, at that time, only just cropping up,and which, in these publications, are recognised in their earliest,indistinct and undefined forms only.
The first declaration in favor of an underground system was made by the Boston company in 1880.
The system of quotas and requisitions, whether it be applied to men or money, is, in every view, a system of imbecility in the Union, and of inequality and injustice among the members.
To maintain that such an event would have ensued, would be to say at once, that the existence of the State governments is incompatible with any system whatever that accomplishes the essental purposes of the Union.
One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy--is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms.
The thing then was to discover what one was and one's system of philosophy would devise itself.
"Then what do you think?" he asked; "what system is one to adopt nowadays?"
"Because, in the first place, if the principle of election is to be the basis of a system, absolute equality among the electors is a first requirement; they ought to be 'equal quantities,' things which modern politics will never bring about.
By the latter system both the hotel and the public save money and are better served than by our system.