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[sis-tuh-muh-tahyz] /ˈsɪs tə məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), systematized, systematizing.
to arrange in or according to a system; reduce to a system; make systematic.
Also, systemize; especially British, systematise.
Origin of systematize
1755-65; < Greek systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ize
Related forms
systematization, noun
systematizer, noun
nonsystematized, adjective
oversystematize, verb (used with object), oversystematized, oversystematizing.
quasi-systematized, adjective
resystematization, noun
resystematize, verb (used with object), resystematized, resystematizing.
unsystematized, adjective
unsystematizing, adjective
well-systematized, adjective
organize, order, articulate. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for systematized
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  • The mistake was generalized and systematized in the famous Ideas of Plato.

    August Comte and Positivism John-Stuart Mill
  • Such an instrument may be compared to a systematized "mental test."

  • The “Ambrosian Chant” was the antiphonal plain-song arranged and systematized to statelier effect in choral symphony.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The Republican and Communist power augments in its systematized order.

    Edmond Dants Edmund Flagg
  • Hunting was systematized, but it failed to produce enough food for the suffering whalers.

  • It is the first book which has systematized the subject of animal breeding.

    Your Plants James Sheehan
  • The aim of this book is to provide a systematized course in the theory and practice of expository writing.

  • Were they not systematized, they could not be at all, except sporadically and without sustenance.

    The Book of the Damned Charles Fort
  • To the labor of so many hands, systematized and industriously exerted, though for a fortnight, almost everything is possible.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for systematized


(transitive) to arrange in a system
Derived Forms
systematization, systematisation, systemization, systemisation, noun
systematizer, systematiser, systemizer, systemiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for systematized



1760s, from system (Greek stem systemat-) + -ize. Related: Systematized; systematizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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