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systematic

[ sis-tuh-mat-ik ]
/ ˌsɪs təˈmæt ɪk /
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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 [sis-tuh-mat-i-kuhl] /ˌsɪs təˈmæt ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of systematic

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

synonym study for systematic

2. See orderly.

OTHER WORDS FROM systematic

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH systematic

systematic , systemic
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How to use systematic in a sentence

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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