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[ sis-tuh-mat-ik ]


  1. having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan:

    a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts.

  2. given to or using a system or method; methodical:

    a systematic person.

  3. arranged in or comprising an ordered system:

    systematic theology.

  4. concerned with classification:

    systematic botany.

  5. pertaining to, based on, or in accordance with a system of classification:

    the systematic names of plants.


/ ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪk /


  1. characterized by the use of order and planning; methodical

    a systematic administrator

  2. comprising or resembling a system

    systematic theology

  3. Alsosystematicalsɪstəˈmætɪkəl biology of or relating to the taxonomic classification of organisms

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Derived Forms

  • ˌsystemˈatically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • sys·tem·at·ic·ness noun
  • sys·tem·at·i·cal·ly adverb
  • in·ter·sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • in·ter·sys·tem·at·i·cal adjective
  • non·sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • non·sys·tem·at·i·cal adjective
  • o·ver·sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • o·ver·sys·tem·at·ic·ness noun
  • pre·sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • qua·si-sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • un·sys·tem·at·ic adjective
  • un·sys·tem·at·i·cal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of systematic1

First recorded in 1670–80; from Late Latin systēmaticus, from Greek systēmatikós, equivalent to systēmat- (stem of sýstēma ) “system” + -ikos adjective suffix; system, -ic
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Synonym Study

See orderly.
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Example Sentences

I think that some of these advances were already underway to some degree, and we are seeing the real value of systematic attention to the infrastructure for clinical trials, as well as the importance of innovation in how clinical trials are done.

We have to kind of take a more systematic approach to try to get more visitors kind of continuing to go to the organic channels.

There was a determined group within that crowd that that were systematic in how they reached the Capitol and were well coordinated.

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The Tor browser, which aggregates users’ web traffic so that no individual stands out, is perhaps one of the most successful examples of systematic obfuscation.

We look like we have certain systematic biases about how we estimate whether we think other people can be trusted.

Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.

“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.

Kobani has been under systematic attack by ISIS for a month a half.

That may be true of one strike, but the president announced a “systematic campaign of airstrikes.”

Because at its core, this sustained, systematic abuse of women is the problem.

But there was nothing systematic about the programme, no appearance of prearrangement nor even premeditation.

I have been admonished and instructed by the systematic economy which is practiced even in great houses.

Before leaving for France the Emperor had drawn up a cut and dried plan for the systematic conquest of the whole Peninsula.

French, the English Grammar, and the rudiments of Latin comprised the only systematic training which she received.

A little systematic reading of this nature will speedily render the reader a "confirmed Balzacian."