|English Dictionary: systematic||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for systematic|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Systematic \Sys`tem*at"ic\, Systematical \Sys`tem*at"ic*al\, a.|
[Gr. [?]: cf. F. systmatique.]
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.
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.
4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the
system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic