Definition of subsystem in English:



  • A self-contained system within a larger system.

    • ‘The behaviour of the Virtual Memory Manager affects all other kernel subsystems, and has a dramatic impact on overall system performance.’
    • ‘Delay may be introduced in the buffering between the telephony subsystem and the compression subsystem.’
    • ‘The time it takes to complete this task depends on the location of the data in the memory subsystem or cache hierarchy.’
    • ‘Units have to be seen as independently acting subsystems within a larger system.’
    • ‘Both fields are entering a stage of development where new discoveries will be made by learning how systems and subsystems behave.’