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1) nervous system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Virtually all members of the animal kingdom have at least a rudimentary nervous system. Invertebrate animals show varying degrees of complexity in their nervous systems,...

2) manorial system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Europe under which peasants' land tenure and production were regulated, and local justice and taxation were administered. The system was intimately related to feudalism...

3) solar system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The principal members of the sun's retinue are the nine major planets; other parts of the solar system are discussed in separate articles: see comet, asteroid, and...

4) international monetary system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Such a system is necessary to define a common standard of value for the world's currencies. 1 The Gold and Gold Bullion StandardsThe first modern international monetary...

5) metric system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...France and adopted there in 1799; it has since been adopted by most of the technologically developed countries of the world. It is based on a unit of length, called...

6) decimal system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Positions farther to the left of the decimal point correspond to increasing positive powers of 10 and those farther to the right to increasing negative powers, i.e.,...

7) court system in the United States. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...United States, judicial branches of the federal and state governments charged with the application and interpretation of the law. The U.S. court system is unique...

8) endocrine system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The endocrine system includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovaries, and testes (see testis). The thymus gland,...

9) lymphatic system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines. A large portion of digested fats are absorbed via...

10) planetary system. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Until the last decade of the 20th cent., the only planetary system known was the solar system, which comprises the sun and the surrounding planets, natural satellites,...

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