• WordNet 3.6
    • adj systematic characterized by order and planning "the investigation was very systematic","a systematic administrator"
    • adj systematic of or relating to taxonomy "taxonomic relations","a taxonomic designation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Systematic (Med) Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic degeneration.
    • Systematic 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; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or animals; a systematic course of study. "Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a just value for regularity and systems.""A representation of phenomena, in order to answer the purposes of science, must be systematic ."
    • Systematic Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical. "These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical ."
    • Systematic Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a systematic writer; systematic benevolence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • systematic 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.
    • systematic Proceeding according to system or regular method; with intention; formal: as, a systematic writer.
    • systematic Of or pertaining to the system of the universe; cosmical.
    • systematic Classificatory; taxonomic; marked by, based on, or agreeable with any system of classification or nomenclature: as, a systematic treatise; systematic principles or practice; systematic zoölogy or botany. See system, 11.
    • systematic In ancient prosody, of or pertaining to a system, or group of periods; constituting systems, or composed of systems. Systematic composition is the form of composition found in poems or choric passages consisting of systems or strophes, as opposed to stichic or linear composition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Systematic pertaining to, or consisting of, system: formed or done according to system: methodical
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  • Brian Tracy
    “When you engage in systematic, purposeful actin, using and stretching your abilities to the maximum, you cannot help but feel positive and confident abut yourself.”
  • Paul Karl Feyerabend
    Paul Karl Feyerabend
    “The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”
  • Marcus Aurelius
    “Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “Nothing was ever done so systematically as nothing is being done now.”
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    “Of all possible sexual perversions, religion is the only one to have ever been scientifically systematized.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. systēmasyn, together, histēmi, I place.


In literature:

What sort of systematic theology is left us, when the perverted historical method is made the only clue to the labyrinth of Scripture?
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
The reasons which guided the first discoverers are just as valid now, though they can be more systematically stated.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Better arrangements for systematic relief are made.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Besides which, he had neither the inclination nor habit of sustained, systematic labour, another important condition of internal government.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Systematic and rapid advance was hardly to be hoped for from unaided private initiative.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
He would become systematic and serious in his habits and work.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
A systematic reform was called for; and it was this which Bessel undertook and carried through.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Such a systematic arrangement brings other advantages in its train.
"Cavalry in Future Wars" by Frederick von Bernhardi
However, it was not until 1690 that the more systematic cultivation of the coffee plant by the Dutch was undertaken in Ceylon.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
It is quite clear that the very first Parliament of King James set itself systematically in opposition to him.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke

In poetry:

Many a mind is ruined
And becomes chaotic mass,
Through want of systematic
Training in the class.
"Many" by Jared Barhite
"How strange!" I said to one I saw;
"You quite upset our every law.
However can you get along
So systematically wrong?"
"My Dream" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Take him who grubs for fortune in a systematic way,
Till "biz" is rich in promise and responsive in its pay,
And faith ascends the zenith lit with hope, his lucky star,
And watch him when the nagger plies her repartees that bar.
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

"Moving to a more systematic theoretical approach will reduce the funds, time, and manpower currently invested in developing new catalysts.".
But few growers have been more systematic - or more stubborn - about it than Doug and Keith Thompson.
Martin Luther's Theology: Its Historical and Systematic Development, by Bernhard Lohse.
The evidence Mr Romney systematically laid out exposed how the president 's top-down interventions have virtually paralyzed our economy - and he presented a solution.
The very term " productivity system" makes me happy — I like to think systematically in order to design solutions to problems and I enjoy learning about and creating new systems for doing things.
Systematic review of publication bias in studies on publication bias.
As we strive to manage the dairy operation in a systematic way, it is often the little but important things that get overlooked.
In report, he accused Pakistani army of "systematic campaign of terror".
And US regulators found Barclays "systematically" attempted to rig the London and euro interbank offered rates for profit.
A federal crackdown is proceeding quietly against bankers accused of systematically defrauding states, local governments and non-profits.
Today, as in the early years of the Clinton administration but to an even greater extent, right-wing extremism is being systematically fed by the conservative media and political establishment.
Learn how behavior-based safety programs can help companies cut injuries and accidents through systematic observation, analysis and intervention.
Systematically, I covered areas where moose are known to frequent.
Dr J Paul Rajashekar, who will continue to teach at the seminary as the Luther D Reed Professor of Systematic Theology.
Atlanta's Emory University apologizes for systematic anti- Semitism at dental school in 1950s.

In science:

However, the agreement is reasonable after the application of this systematic correction; there is no evidence for systematic trends in the residuals with XFP , redshift, or galaxy type (although the scatter is larger for the S0s).
A Synthesis of Data from Fundamental Plane and Surface Brightness Fluctuation Surveys
We consider a large set of 13 cosmological and systematic parameters, and assume reasonable priors on the lensing and supernova systematics.
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
We take into account in our analysis systematic limits for the supernovae by adding a systematic uncertainty floor in quadrature following (Kim et al. (2003)).
Probing decisive answers to dark energy questions from cosmic complementarity and lensing tomography
We have also considered limiting our low-redshift SN sample to only those from large, systematic SN studies in order to limit any systematic errors arising from differences in calibration.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
Figure 1 gives the evolution of zp for the four data models under consideration, with and without systematic errors. zp ranges from 0.14 to 0.27 and is sensitive to the systematic errors and the data model.
Sensitivity and figures of merit for dark energy supernovae surveys