system

system

Definition: A number of related things that work together
to achieve an overall objective. For example:
– A computer system including
hardware, software and
applications
– A management system,
including the framework of
policy, processes, functions,
standards, guidelines and
tools that are planned and
managed together – for
example, a quality
management system
– A database management
system or operating system
that includes many software
modules which are designed
to perform a set of related
functions.