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   - **input:** the command given to a system   - **input:** the command given to a system
   - **process:​** the action part of a system   - **process:​** the action part of a system
-  - **output:**  +  - **output:​** ​what is produced by a system; the actual result 
-  - **subsystem:**  +  - **subsystems:** smaller systems that often make up other, larger systems 
-  - **open-loop system:**  +  - **open-loop system:​** ​a system that has no way of monitoring and adjusting itself 
-  - **closed-loop system:**  +  - **closed-loop system:​** ​a system that can respond and change its inputs or outputs 
-  - **feedback:​**  +  - **feedback:​** ​information about the output of a system that can be used to adjust it 
-  - **sensor:**  +  - **sensor:​** ​a monitor of a system'​s output 
-  - **comparator:​**  +  - **comparator:​** ​an instrument that compares the actual output of a system with the desired output or result 
-  - **controller:​**  +  - **controller:​** ​a device that turns a process on or off, or that changes it in some way 
-  - **limits of controllability:​** ​+  - **limits of controllability:​** ​minimum and maximum outputs a system can produce
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