systematic

[ sis-tuh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌsɪs təˈmæt ɪk /

adjective

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.

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Sometimes sys·tem·at·i·cal.

Origin of systematic

1670–80; < Late Latin systēmaticus < Greek systēmatikós, equivalent to systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ikos -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM systematic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH systematic

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British Dictionary definitions for systematic

systematic
/ (ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of systematic

systematically, adverb
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