sys·​tem·​ize | \ ˈsi-stə-ˌmīz How to pronounce systemize (audio) \
systemized; systemizing

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systemization \ ˌsi-​stə-​mə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce systemization (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The goal—not an easy one to accomplish—is to systemize human courage. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "To Build a More Inclusive Workplace, Employers Must ‘Systematize Human Courage’," 11 Dec. 2019 Kim Il Sung is credited with constructing Juche while leading Korean guerrillas in the fight against Japanese colonizing forces, while Kim Jong Il is said to have systemized the concept. Washington Post, "Juche rules North Korean propaganda, but what does it mean?," 29 Sep. 2019 For instance, the data tells us that students who enjoy systemizing are good at math. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Love of patterns, order may explain mad math skills—and autism link," 8 Aug. 2018 The Ming dynasty artist and theorist Dong Qichang (1555-1636) systemized a practice of simultaneously channeling and customizing the work of past masters. Holland Cotter, New York Times, "Chinese Landscapes at the Met: If Those Mountains Could Talk," 13 Sep. 2017 Finally: Develop processes at your firm that systemize these best practices and behaviors. WSJ, "How to Identify and Eliminate Implicit Biases in Client Relationships," 28 Aug. 2017 Women generally also have a stronger interest in people rather than things, relative to men (also interpreted as empathizing vs. systemizing). Katie Van Syckle, The Cut, "Senior Google Engineer Mansplains Gender Pay Gap in Leaked ‘Anti-Diversity’ Memo," 6 Aug. 2017

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Systemize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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