- 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.
Origin of systematic
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2. See orderly.
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- characterized by the use of order and planning; methodicala systematic administrator
- comprising or resembling a systemsystematic theology
- Also: systematical (sɪstəˈmætɪkəl) biology of or relating to the taxonomic classification of organisms
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Word Origin and History for unsystematically
1670s, from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos, from systema (see system). Related: Systematically.
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