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systematic

[sis-tuh-mat-ik] /ˌsɪs təˈmæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan:
a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts.
2.
given to or using a system or method; methodical:
a systematic person.
3.
arranged in or comprising an ordered system:
systematic theology.
4.
concerned with classification:
systematic botany.
5.
pertaining to, based on, or in accordance with a system of classification:
the systematic names of plants.
Also, systematical.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Late Latin systēmaticus < Greek systēmatikós, equivalent to systēmat- (stem of sýstēma) system + -ikos -ic
Related forms
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
Can be confused
systematic, systemic.
Synonyms
2. See orderly.
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  • Though his reading was various, it was neither purposeless nor unsystematic.
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  • The creative-writing program, unsystematic or even anti-system as it might believe itself to be, is a system.
  • The science of surfers is not pure but heavily applied--and completely unsystematic.
  • He is erudite in an unsystematic, wised-up sort of way.
  • Comparing unsystematic charity giving and collecting to acts of drunken persons.
British Dictionary definitions for unsystematic

systematic

/ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪk/
adjective
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 (sɪstəˈmætɪkəl). of or relating to the taxonomic classification of organisms
Derived Forms
systematically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unsystematic
adj.

1770, from un- (1) "not" + systematic.

systematic

adj.

1670s, from Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systematikos, from systema (see system). Related: Systematically.

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