- 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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Examples from the Web for systematic
Nor do these studies address the structural and systematic issues that contribute to obesity, such as poverty and stress.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
“We are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department,” DeWine concluded.The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
That may be true of one strike, but the president announced a “systematic campaign of airstrikes.”What Did You Do in the Targeted Action, Daddy?
September 12, 2014
Because at its core, this sustained, systematic abuse of women is the problem.The Psychology of Sex Slave Rings
August 31, 2014
But it will show horrific, systematic, and widespread abuse.You're About to See What Obama Calls 'Torture'
Josh Rogin, Eli Lake
August 1, 2014
During that ten days, and later, he adopted a systematic plan of work.Way of the Lawless
Discriminating, systematic, scientific culture is our demand.
They are well drilled in this, and many of their operations are systematic and efficient.
I take it then that the systematic policing of the grounds is the first thing I am to consider.The Vagrant Duke
The pupil is being trained in systematic thought and in concentration.College Teaching
- 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
Word Origin and History for systematic
1670s, from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos, from systema (see system). Related: Systematically.