having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan: a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts.
given to or using a system or method; methodical: a systematic person.
arranged in or comprising an ordered system: systematic theology.
concerned with classification: systematic botany.
pertaining to, based on, or in accordance with a system of classification: the systematic names of plants.
Also, systematical.

1670–80; < Late Latin systēmaticus < Greek systēmatikós, equivalent to systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ikos -ic

systematicness, noun
systematically, adverb
intersystematic, adjective
intersystematical, adjective
intersystematically, adverb
nonsystematic, adjective
nonsystematical, adjective
nonsystematically, adverb
oversystematic, adjective
oversystematicness, noun
oversystematically, adverb
presystematic, adjective
presystematically, adverb
quasi-systematic, adjective
quasi-systematically, adverb
unsystematic, adjective
unsystematical, adjective
unsystematically, adverb

systematic, systemic.

2. See orderly. Unabridged
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systematic (ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪk)
1.  characterized by the use of order and planning; methodical: a systematic administrator
2.  comprising or resembling a system: systematic theology
3.  biology Also: systematical of or relating to the taxonomic classification of organisms

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Word Origin & History

1670s, from L.L. systematicus, from Gk. systematikos, from systema (see system).
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Example sentences
Then the original scientists point out the others' systematic errors and fatal
  flaws in understanding.
Nobody could give an accurate length estimate because there has never been a
  systematic survey.
Only in the nineteen-seventies did historians begin studying homicide in any
  systematic way.
The key to handling a scandal is to be calm and systematic.
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