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  • n. Alternative spelling of sub-system.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system that is part of some larger system


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  • The technical, institutional organizations had responsibility for system management; this was called the subsystem, manager scheme.

    Augustine's Laws - and Ares 1 - NASA Watch

  • Thus, the exergy of a subsystem is a measure of its 'distance' from equilibrium.


  • The larger system is the biosphere, and the subsystem is the economy.

    The Man of the Hour

  • "The larger system is the biosphere, and the subsystem is the human economy," says Daly.

    Tyee - Home

  • The latest 1. 6GHz MacBook Air also has a bigger L2 cache (6MB instead of 4MB), a faster frontside bus (1,066MHz as opposed to 800MHz), and a new Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics subsystem, which is a significant upgrade over the integrated Intel GMA X3100 graphics in the first generation 1. 6GHz MacBook Air.


  • Over the next several months, a team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin's Mississippi Space & Technology C.nter, an advanced propulsion, thermal, and metrology facility located at the John C. Stennis Space C.nter, will integrate the spacecraft's propulsion subsystem, which is essential for maneuvering the satellite during transfer orbit to its final location as well as conducting on-orbit operations and repositioning maneuvers throughout its mission life.

    Defense Industry Daily

  • “Since all theorems of applied mathematics are deducible from the subsystem [of physical interpretation of the field of rational numbers] ¦ it is only this subsystem which is verified by the interpretations.” (1978, vol. I, p. 423) So we cannot empirically confirm any claims that are properly about real or complex numbers, so we cannot empirically confirm their consistency.

    Hans Reichenbach

  • When you use Facebook Connect to log into another application, and suddenly your friends 'faces are listed in the new application, that application is using Facebook as a "subsystem" of the new Internet OS.

    O'Reilly News

  • Run in our labs on the latest drivers, we tried to keep the settings identical on the Radeon, but we don't know what kind of subsystem NVIDIA used in its demonstration. : News

  • Of particular concern are situations when there are warnings or other alarms from a subsystem which is deemed "critical" for the flagging of data as "good for physics".

    Scientific Blogging


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