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supersystem

[′sü·pər‚sis·təm]
(science and technology)
A whole comprising systems as the major functions at the first level; conceptualized during the process of synthesis rather than analysis, it results from an awareness that a system under consideration has a relationship with one or more other systems.
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Marsha Kinder coined the term "transmedia" in her discussion of children's television in 1993, revealing the highly commercial nature of the "transmedia supersystems" that emerged with the deregulation of children's TV programming in the 1980s in the United States (40).
We assume that student satisfaction and student motivation should be analysed in the framework of a methodical educational environment evaluation, which, in turn, is performed in the context of a wide-ranging model of managing the educational environment as an integrated multi-level supersystem.
But the supersystem to which is belongs is riven with un-Christian dissent and rivalries, torn by administrative costs, overburdened with pomp and struggling with storm-in-a-teacup theological issues.
A Linux Networx Supersystem recently established a distributed rendering record for the fastest render rate of 1.5 billion polygons per second while running Computational Engineering International's (CEI) EnSight DR - three times the previous EnSight DR rendering record.
The mark was set while running Computational Engineering International's EnSightDR on a Linux Networx Visualization Supersystem. It was achieved while processing a 589-million polygon model--the largest ever for EnSightDR.
Linux Networx, Salt Lake City, The Linux Supercomputing company, has announced that a Linux Networx LS Visual Supersystem has achieved several major visualization records.
The minor axes include challenge information; adjustments; supersystem, e.g., fetus, blood product; and time operators (maximum, minimum, last, first).
Biological systems appeared as a superstructure over the lower organized systems and resulted in creation of an extra-complex natural supersystem. Before biological systems appear on a planet, active and passive geological systems represent the inseparable whole, i.e., a medium in the physical (chemical, geological), or cosmological sense.
In fact, the narrative "system" is a supersystem, a union of relatively autonomous systems that interact in the creation of the conceptual construct "narrative." Each system in the union interacts horizontally and vertically with other systematic entities, and each is relationally constituted and relationally constitutive at the same time.
Any piece of pragmatic information I (e.g., of the data D or of the paradigm P) that interacts with the system also produces pragmatic information, but with a new partitioning of novelty E and confirmation B, which can be interpreted as the "reaction" of the subsystem or supersystem. Therefore, it is an important issue to specify the subsystem or supersystem, or to be more precise, the boundaries of the system.
., humans are subsystems, interacting individuals are the system, and organization or social context is the supersystem" (175).
Because the metasystematic supersystem, [M.sub.IC], informed-consent, consists of two systematic elements, informing and consenting and their alternatives, it is possible to test whether subjects use the supersystem (informed, not informed; consent, no consent) to detect instances of the metasystem of informed-consent.