systematic

adjective sys·tem·at·ic \ ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tik \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018
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 \ˌsi-stə-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

systematicness

play \ˌsi-stə-ˈma-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

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

systematically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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