the study of systems or of classification.
the study and classification of organisms with the goal of reconstructing their evolutionary histories and relationships.
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How to use systematics in a sentence
Within the geckos’ digestive soup stewed DNA from 94 species, about 81 percent of which hail from outside the Lut Desert, the team reports November 18 in the Journal of Zoological systematics and Evolutionary Research.Here’s how spider geckos survive on Earth’s hottest landscape | Jude Coleman | January 4, 2022 | Science News
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.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation | Ernst Von Dobschutz
Likewise the professor was bound first for two or three years to teach Biblical matters before he could touch upon systematics.The Influence of the Bible on Civilisation | Ernst Von Dobschutz
For there will not be very much for philosophy to learn from biological systematics at present.The Science and Philosophy of the Organism | Hans Driesch
A new question seems to arise at this point: Have not we ourselves neglected history in favour of systematics and laws?The Science and Philosophy of the Organism | Hans Driesch
British Dictionary definitions for systematics
(functioning as singular) the study of systems and the principles of classification and nomenclature
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