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English Dictionary: systematic by the DICT Development Group
2 results for systematic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
systematic
adj
  1. characterized by order and planning; "the investigation was very systematic"; "a systematic administrator"
    Antonym(s): unsystematic
  2. of or relating to taxonomy; "taxonomic relations"; "a taxonomic designation"
    Synonym(s): taxonomic, taxonomical, systematic
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Systematic \Sys`tem*at"ic\, Systematical \Sys`tem*at"ic*al\, a.
      [Gr. [?]: cf. F. syst[82]matique.]
      1. Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system;
            methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation
            or subordination of parts to each other, and to the design
            of the whole; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or
            animals; a systematic course of study.
  
                     Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise
                     systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a
                     just value for regularity and systems. --I. Watts.
  
                     A representation of phenomena, in order to answer
                     the purposes of science, must be systematic.
                                                                              --Whewell.
  
      2. Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a
            systematic writer; systematic benevolence.
  
      3. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
  
                     These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical.
                                                                              --Boyle.
  
      4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the
            system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic
            degeneration.
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