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verb (used with object), sys·tem·a·tized, sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.
  1. to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
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Also systemize; especially British, sys·tem·a·tise.

Origin of systematize

1755–65; < Greek systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ize
Related formssys·tem·a·ti·za·tion, nounsys·tem·a·tiz·er, nounnon·sys·tem·a·tized, adjectiveo·ver·sys·tem·a·tize, verb (used with object), o·ver·sys·tem·a·tized, o·ver·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.qua·si-sys·tem·a·tized, adjectivere·sys·tem·a·ti·za·tion, nounre·sys·tem·a·tize, verb (used with object), re·sys·tem·a·tized, re·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing.un·sys·tem·a·tized, adjectiveun·sys·tem·a·tiz·ing, adjectivewell-sys·tem·a·tized, adjective

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Related Words for systematization

form, classification, pattern, system, arrangement, regularity, planning, design, purpose, organization, orderliness, order, structure, plan, systemization

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Historical Examples of systematization

  • This systematization, however, has not yet assumed final shape.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • My object here is simply to project the draught of a systematization of cetology.

  • Simplification and systematization are required, and these call for reflection.

  • But so does all science emanate from the demand of our reason for systematization.

  • The citron group of the genus perhaps more than any other shows the need of further study and systematization of the entire genus.

British Dictionary definitions for systematization


systemize, systematise or systemise

  1. (tr) to arrange in a system
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Derived Formssystematization, systematisation, systemization or systemisation, nounsystematizer, systematiser, systemizer or systemiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for systematization



1760s, from system (Greek stem systemat-) + -ize. Related: Systematized; systematizing.

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