Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, characterized by, based on, or constituting a system.
  • adj. Carried on using step-by-step procedures.
  • adj. Purposefully regular; methodical. See Synonyms at orderly.
  • adj. Of or relating to classification or taxonomy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
  • adj. Methodical, regular and orderly
  • adj. Of, or relating to taxonomic classification
  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a system

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system; methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation or subordination of parts to each other, and to the design of the whole
  • adj. Proceeding according to system, or regular method
  • adj. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
  • adj. Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to system; consisting in system; methodical; formed with regular connection and adaptation or subordination of parts to one another and to the design of the whole: as, a systematic arrangement of plants or animals; a systematic course of study.
  • Proceeding according to system or regular method; with intention; formal: as, a systematic writer.
  • Of or pertaining to the system of the universe; cosmical.
  • Classificatory; taxonomic; marked by, based on, or agreeable with any system of classification or nomenclature: as, a systematic treatise; systematic principles or practice; systematic zo├Âlogy or botany. See system, 11.
  • In ancient prosody, of or pertaining to a system, or group of periods; constituting systems, or composed of systems.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to taxonomy
  • adj. characterized by order and planning

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Examples

  • By the term systematic affinity is meant, the general resemblance between species in structure and constitution.

    IX. Hybridism. Laws Governing the Sterility of First Crosses and of Hybrids

  • By the term systematic affinity is meant, the resemblance between species in structure and in constitution, more especially in the structure of parts which are of high physiological importance and which differ little in the allied species.

    On the Origin of Species~ Chapter 08 (historical)

  • The NATO chief added that if Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces continue what he calls "systematic" attacks on the population, it will be difficult for the United Nations and the international community to "stand idly by."

    NATO Says 'No Intention' of Intervening in Libyan Uprising

  • This hotly contested issue is one that Rowell is extremely vocal about -- claiming to have experienced race fueled marginalization -- what she calls "systematic harassment" firsthand, on the set of the Young and the Restless.

    Chie Davis: Sitting Down with Victoria Rowell

  • The United States on Thursday severely criticized what it called systematic attacks on journalists in Egypt and said they appeared to be an attempt to shut out reporting of even bigger anti-government demonstrations to come.

    White House, Egypt Officials Discuss Mubarak's Immediate Exit

  • Aldoma says what he describes as the systematic settlement of land has been one of the strategic policies of the government in Darfur.

    Land Rights Confusion Hinders Darfur IDP Returns

  • The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced he is opening an investigation against Sudanese government officials for what he called systematic attacks on refugee camps in Darfur.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo announced Wednesday he was opening an investigation of Sudanese government officials for what he called systematic attacks on refugee camps in Darfur.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Commonwealth observers also criticised what they described as a systematic campaign of violence and intimidation against supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) of losing candidate Morgan Tsvangirai.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The US yesterday severely criticised what it called systematic attacks on journalists in Egypt and said they appeared to be an attempt to shut out reporting of even bigger anti-government demonstrations to come.

    WalesOnline - Home

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