unsystematic

adjective

un·​sys·​tem·​at·​ic ˌən-ˌsi-stə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce unsystematic (audio)
: not marked by or manifesting system, method, or orderly procedure : not systematic
an unsystematic polling technique
unsystematically adverb
He collected unsystematically, without considering fine bindings or rarity value. Sarah Bakewell

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In investing, there are two primary types of broad risks: systematic and unsystematic risk. Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Diversification does not usually affect the systematic risk that applies to the financial markets; instead, diversification is primarily used to eliminate or reduce unsystematic risk. Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Impressed by this fact, Koolhaas and his partners use the exhibition to traverse the (mostly) uninhabited earth with unsystematic abandon. Nikil Saval, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2020 If RaDVaC intends to produce generalizable knowledge about this vaccine, unsystematic self-experimentation is unlikely to produce useful information. Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Scientific American, 30 Aug. 2020 This was a radical idea in China, where scholars had always researched the past through manuscripts in the safety of their libraries, or at most, made unsystematic studies of the imperial palaces in Beijing. Stefen Chow, Smithsonian, 30 Sep. 2017 This was a radical idea in China, where scholars had always researched the past through manuscripts in the safety of their libraries, or at most, made unsystematic studies of the imperial palaces in Beijing. Stefen Chow, Smithsonian, 2 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsystematic was in 1770

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“Unsystematic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsystematic. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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