noun (used with a singular verb)
- the study and classification of organisms with the goal of reconstructing their evolutionary histories and relationships.
- phylogenetic classification.
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Words nearby systematics
Example sentences from the Web for systematics
The application of Etheridge's findings to anoline systematics must await the completion of his study.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico|William E. Duellman
Dogmatics, systematics, dialectics were what everybody wanted.
Likewise the professor was bound first for two or three years to teach Biblical matters before he could touch upon systematics.
For there will not be very much for philosophy to learn from biological systematics at present.
A new question seems to arise at this point: Have not we ourselves neglected history in favour of systematics and laws?