- of or relating to a system.
- Physiology, Pathology.
- pertaining to or affecting the body as a whole.
- pertaining to or affecting a particular body system.
- (of a pesticide) absorbed and circulated by a plant or other organism so as to be lethal to pests that feed on it.
Origin of systemic
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Examples from the Web for systemically
SAC might not be systemically important like Lehman Brothers, but it is a major force in the markets.Indictment of SAC Capital Creates Economic Losers and Winners
July 25, 2013
Both were now supported by the federal government and as such no “systemically important” bank would die.JPMorgan Chase Lost $2 Billion But Dimon Lost His Golden Status
May 11, 2012
It sounds good, but not if the Fed keeps ignoring problems at individual firms, and systemically.Bernanke in Denial
January 4, 2010
A country that began the war as one of the poorest in the world was systemically impoverished and even emptied of its people.Fighting the Same War Twice?
December 24, 2009
- a systemic pesticide, fungicide, etc
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Word Origin and History for systemically
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to a system.
- Of, relating to, or affecting the entire body or an entire organism.
- Relating to or affecting a particular body system, especially the nervous system.
- Relating to systemic circulation.
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