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subsystem

[suhb-sis-tuh m, suhb-sis-] /ˈsʌbˌsɪs təm, sʌbˈsɪs-/
noun
1.
a secondary or subordinate system.
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  • Rather the economy is a subsystem of the finite biosphere that supports it.
  • Broadly speaking, the resets were related to power glitches in the spacecraft's command and data-handling subsystem.
  • The user can add and delete apps to this subsystem, but they have to be already installed on the device, or created as web links.

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