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Words have meaning. It sounds obvious, but all too often it’s easy to find ourselves debating someone without first confirming that everyone is talking about the same thing. When I communicate, I like to use very specific and well-defined terms unambiguously. This lexicon serves as a quick reference to the definitions shared across all posts on this site.

I make no assertion that these definitions are universal!

System ๐Ÿ”—

A system takes its definition from Donella Meadows' Thinking in Systems:

A system is an interconnected set of elements that is coherently organized in a way that achieves something (function or purpose)

Critically, this definition does not restrict use of system to a technical system. I will often refer to company processes, team dynamics, etc. as systems.

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