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subsystem

[′səb‚sis·təm]
(engineering)
A major part of a system which itself has the characteristics of a system, usually consisting of several components.

building subsystem

1. A complete group of elements or set of parts that form and function as a unit within a finished building.
2. An assemblage of components that perform a specific function in a building, e.g., an air-conditioning system consisting of its components such as a fan, ductwork, air diffusers, and controls.

subsystem

A unit or device that is part of a larger system. For example, a disk subsystem is a part of a computer system. A bus is a part of the computer. A subsystem usually refers to hardware, but it may be used to describe software. However, "module," "subroutine" and "component" are more typically used to describe parts of software.
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Capability milestones also enable senior decision makers to quickly gauge whether their overall resource allocation strategies are appropriate and whether subsystems associated with a large-scale security assistance program will be capable of supporting one another.
If the subsystems were separate, as he claims, one should also see the opposite pattern: kids who speak articulately in the classroom, but cannot speak informally to their parents and peers.
2) It emphasizes the various ways in which a single organization can be "broken down" into subsystems to form a particular systemic view, with each of these ways of classifying the organization into subsystems providing a unique and potentially valuable perspective on the organization.
ARC Video is a configurable subsystem that offers a powerful, highly efficient solution for low power multimedia applications.
The key factor used to determine the purchase price per gigabyte for a working tape subsystem is the ratio of the number of tape cartridges to the number of tape drives.
Because the ARC Player Subsystem is programmable, SoC designers can include additional codecs or algorithms to extend the market life and reduce the need for future product development.
Mainframes encounter different problems when trying to access data located in a SAN on open systems storage subsystems.
The need of sharing storage subsystems by many Application Servers with a uniform management scheme introduces new hardware, software, and storage interfaces.
Derek Meyer, senior vice president of sales and marketing at ARC International, said, "We welcome AVID to the growing community of licensees using ARC's configurable subsystems to create a competitive advantage for themselves in the marketplace.
The product that resulted from this was the Sun 7000 storage subsystem.
The subsystem must be self-adjusting to a changing environment.

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