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systematism

[sis-tuh-muh-tiz-uh m] /ˈsɪs tə məˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
the practice of systematizing.
2.
adherence to system or method.
Origin of systematism
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; systemat(ize) + -ism
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  • systematism is the death of spontaneousness, and spontaneousness is the very soul of art.

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  • Evolutionism and systematism are opposing tendencies which can never be absolutely harmonised one with the other.

British Dictionary definitions for systematism

systematism

/ˈsɪstɪməˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
the practice of classifying or systematizing
2.
adherence to a system
3.
a systematic classification; systematized arrangement
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