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ES: sistema, I: sistema, F: système, D: Notensystem, NL: systeem, DK: system, S: system, FI: nuottiviivasto.
One ‘line’ of music on the page, consisting of one or more staves grouped vertically. A line break is a switch to the next system.
For example, a piano music score often contains five to six systems per page (with normally two staves per system), while a full orchestral score usually contains only one or two systems per page.