Pronunciation: /ˈsɪs.təm/ Explain

A system is a set of objects that work together. One example of a system is a computer system.

A computer system is a collection of hardware and software. The hardware usually includes a CPU (central processing unit), memory, and a disk drive. The software usually includes BIOS, an operating system, and application software.

A linear system is a set of linear objects that when taken together; define the solution(s) of the system.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, system. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 174. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

Educator Resources

  • Systems. NASA Connect. 2/18/2010.

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McAdams, David E. System. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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