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[sis-tuh-mat-ik] /ˌsɪs təˈmæt ɪk/
having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan:
a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts.
given to or using a system or method; methodical:
a systematic person.
arranged in or comprising an ordered system:
systematic theology.
concerned with classification:
systematic botany.
pertaining to, based on, or in accordance with a system of classification:
the systematic names of plants.
Sometimes, systematical.
Origin of systematic
1670-80; < Late Latin systēmaticus < Greek systēmatikós, equivalent to systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ikos -ic
Related forms
systematicness, noun
systematically, adverb
intersystematic, adjective
intersystematical, adjective
intersystematically, adverb
nonsystematic, adjective
nonsystematical, adjective
nonsystematically, adverb
oversystematic, adjective
oversystematicness, noun
oversystematically, adverb
presystematic, adjective
presystematically, adverb
quasi-systematic, adjective
quasi-systematically, adverb
unsystematic, adjective
unsystematical, adjective
unsystematically, adverb
Can be confused
systematic, systemic. Unabridged
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  • The result of that inquiry, so far as its expression in systematic form is concerned, I have not given in this book.

  • In Germany mining operations are carried on in the most systematic manner.

    The Mines and its Wonders W.H.G. Kingston
  • But I feel confident that he has good speed, which careful and systematic training is sure to bring out.

  • Be orderly, systematic, and industrious, but do not waste time on non-essentials.

    Cupology Clara
  • No systematic effort is made to interest the children of the operative classes in Greater Britain.

    A Handbook of the Boer War Gale and Polden, Limited
British Dictionary definitions for systematic


characterized by the use of order and planning; methodical: a systematic administrator
comprising or resembling a system: systematic theology
(biology) Also systematical (sɪstəˈmætɪkəl). of or relating to the taxonomic classification of organisms
Derived Forms
systematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for systematic

1670s, from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos, from systema (see system). Related: Systematically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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