systematist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n systematist an organizer who puts things in order "Aristotle was a great orderer of ideas"
    • n systematist a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Systematist One who adheres to a system.
    • Systematist One who forms a system, or reduces to system.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n systematist One who forms a system or reduces to system; especially, one who constructs or is expert in systems of classification in natural history.
    • n systematist One who adheres to a system: implying undue adherence to formalism.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. systématiste,

Usage

In literature:

Darwin himself felt a great difference in looking at variation as an evolutionist and as a systematist.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Blytt, Axel Gudbrand (1843-98): the son of the well-known systematist M.N.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
The German systematist, A.W.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Lamarck's affinity with the transcendentalists was in many ways a close one, but he differed essentially in being before all a systematist.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
It passed through two editions, and still is not without value to the working systematist.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Darwin himself felt a great difference in looking at variation as an evolutionist and as a systematist.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
The power of the exclusionists lies in that in their stand are combined both modern and archaic systematists.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
This is convenient for the systematist, but embarrassing for the naturalist.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
They are, according to the systematists, the same type, and yet they behave so differently.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Second, he was a great educational systematist.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
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In science:

As Godfrey-Smith explains, when a systematist uses gene sequences to make inferences about population history, “there is no more to this kind of information than correlation or ‘natural meaning’; the genes are not trying to tell us about their past.” (Godfrey-Smith, 1999).
The transmission sense of information
One may well ob ject that these classification schemes do not correspond to the ways in which systematists actually assign taxonomic ranks; but we do not know any discussion of the latter in the biological literature which is amenable to mathematical modeling.
Stochastic Models for Phylogenetic Trees on Higher-order Taxa
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