systematic

adjective sys·tem·at·ic \ ˌsis-tə-ˈma-tik \

Definition of systematic

1 :relating to or consisting of a system
2 :presented or formulated as a coherent body of ideas or principles
  • systematic thought
3 a :methodical in procedure or plan
  • a systematic approach
  • a systematic scholar
b :marked by thoroughness and regularity
  • systematic efforts
4 :of, relating to, or concerned with classification; specifically :taxonomic

systematically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

systematicness

play \-tik-nəs\ noun

Examples of systematic in a Sentence

  1. We used a systematic approach to solve the problem.

  2. She made a systematic study of the evidence.

  3. the systematic production of cars

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Origin and Etymology of systematic

Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systēmatikos, from systēmat-, systēma


SYSTEMATIC Defined for English Language Learners

systematic

adjective

Definition of systematic for English Language Learners

  • : using a careful system or method : done according to a system


SYSTEMATIC Defined for Kids

systematic

adjective sys·tem·at·ic \ ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tik \

Definition of systematic for Students

:using a system or a regular and orderly method
  • She works in a systematic way.

systematically

\-ti-kə-lē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

systematic

adjective sys·tem·at·ic \ ˌsis-tə-ˈmat-ik \

medical Definition of systematic

:of, relating to, or concerned with classification; specifically :taxonomic

systematically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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