system of rules

Definitions of system of rules
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n a complex of methods or rules governing behavior

Synonyms:
system
Examples:
Apollo program
a program of space flights undertaken by US to land a man on the Moon
Gemini program
a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
Mercury program
a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
Types:
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accounting
a system that provides quantitative information about finances
discipline
a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
frame, frame of reference
a system of assumptions and standards that sanction behavior and give it meaning
gambling system
a system of rules for placing bets that is believed to lead to winning
government
(government) the system or form by which a community or other political unit is governed
honor system
a system of conduct in which participants are trusted not to take unfair advantage of others
logic, logical system, system of logic
a system of reasoning
merit system
the system of employing and promoting civil servants on the basis of ability
point system
a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules
spoils system
the system of employing and promoting civil servants who are friends and supporters of the group in power
organon
a system of principles for philosophic or scientific investigations; an instrument for acquiring knowledge
program, programme
a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
theosophy
a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
anthroposophy
a system of beliefs and practices based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner; it claims to integrate the practical and psychological in child-centered education
logic
the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations
theological system, theology
a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings
ethic, ethical code
a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
vocabulary
the system of techniques or symbols serving as a means of expression (as in arts or crafts)
Aristotelian logic
the syllogistic logic of Aristotle as developed by Boethius in the Middle Ages
defence policy, defence program, defense policy, defense program
a program for defending a country against its enemies
educational program
a program for providing education
rehabilitation program
a program for restoring someone to good health
space program
a technological program intended to explore outer space
Superfund, Superfund program
the federal government's program to locate and investigate and clean up the worst uncontrolled and abandoned toxic waste sites nationwide; administered by the Environmental Protection Agency
tax policy, tax program
a program for setting taxes
works program
a program to provide jobs on public works paid for by government funds
Cabala, Cabbala, Cabbalah, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabbala, Qabbalah
an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
formal logic, mathematical logic, symbolic logic
any logical system that abstracts the form of statements away from their content in order to establish abstract criteria of consistency and validity
Christian theology
the teachings of Christian churches
liberation theology
a form of Christian theology (developed by South American Roman Catholics) that emphasizes social and political liberation as the anticipation of ultimate salvation
natural theology
a theology that holds that knowledge of God can be acquired by human reason without the aid of divine revelation
double standard
an ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another
balance of international payments, balance of payments
a system of recording all of a country's economic transactions with the rest of the world over a period of one year
current account
that part of the balance of payments recording a nation's exports and imports of goods and services and transfer payments
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method
a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

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