Conservative system
System Sys"tem, n. [L. systema, Gr. ?, fr. ? to place together; sy`n with + ? to place: cf. F. syst[`e]me. See {Stand}.] 1. An assemblage of objects arranged in regular subordination, or after some distinct method, usually logical or scientific; a complete whole of objects related by some common law, principle, or end; a complete exhibition of essential principles or facts, arranged in a rational dependence or connection; a regular union of principles or parts forming one entire thing; as, a system of philosophy; a system of government; a system of divinity; a system of botany or chemistry; a military system; the solar system. [1913 Webster]

The best way to learn any science, is to begin with a regular system, or a short and plain scheme of that science well drawn up into a narrow compass. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, the whole scheme of created things regarded as forming one complete plan of whole; the universe. ``The great system of the world.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

3. Regular method or order; formal arrangement; plan; as, to have a system in one's business. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) The collection of staves which form a full score. See {Score}, n. [1913 Webster]

5. (Biol.) An assemblage of parts or organs, either in animal or plant, essential to the performance of some particular function or functions which as a rule are of greater complexity than those manifested by a single organ; as, the capillary system, the muscular system, the digestive system, etc.; hence, the whole body as a functional unity. [1913 Webster]

6. (Zo["o]l.) One of the stellate or irregular clusters of intimately united zooids which are imbedded in, or scattered over, the surface of the common tissue of many compound ascidians. [1913 Webster]

{Block system}, {Conservative system}, etc. See under {Block}, {Conservative}, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Conservative system — Conservative Con*serv a*tive, a. [Cf. F. conservatif.] 1. Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conservative system — konservatyvioji sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. conservative system vok. konservatives System, n rus. консервативная система, f pranc. système conservateur, m; système conservatif, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • conservative system — konservatyvioji sistema statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mechaninė sistema, kuriai judant kinetinės ir potencinės energijos suma nesikeičia. atitikmenys: angl. conservative system rus. консервативная система …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Conservative — Con*serv a*tive, a. [Cf. F. conservatif.] 1. Having power to preserve in a safe of entire state, or from loss, waste, or injury; preservative. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending or disposed to maintain existing institutions; opposed to change or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • System — Sys tem, n. [L. systema, Gr. ?, fr. ? to place together; sy n with + ? to place: cf. F. syst[ e]me. See {Stand}.] 1. An assemblage of objects arranged in regular subordination, or after some distinct method, usually logical or scientific; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conservative Party (UK) — Conservative Party Conservative and Unionist Party Leader …   Wikipedia

  • Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 2005 — Conservative Party (UK) leadership election 2003 ← 7 October 2005 (2005 10 07) 6 …   Wikipedia

  • Conservative Party of Canada leadership election, 2004 — Conservative leadership election, 2004 Date March 20, 2004 Convention Toronto, Ontario Campaign to replace inaugural campaign Won by Stephen Harper Ballots 1 Candi …   Wikipedia

  • Conservative Judaism — (also known as Masorti Judaism outside of the United States and Canada) is a modern stream of Judaism that arose out of intellectual currents in Germany in the mid 19th century and took institutional form in the United States in the early 1900s.… …   Wikipedia

  • Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 2001 — Conservative Party (UK) leadership election 1997 ← 8 June 2001 (2001 06 08) 13&# …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”