- 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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Examples from the Web for systematical
With steel or wooden traps is the only systematical way of hunting these animals.Canadian Wilds
This author is the first who has treated this subject generally and in a systematical matter.Buffon's Natural History, Volume I (of II)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
That it would not be so useful had any systematical arrangement been followed seems undeniable.How to Catalogue a Library
Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
But they were utterly undisciplined, and turbulently impatient of superior authority, or systematical control.
I considered the scheme as neither substantial, nor permanent, nor systematical, nor likely to be a corrective of evil influence.
- 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 systematical
1670s, from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos, from systema (see system). Related: Systematically.
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