American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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 zoölogy or botany. See system, 11.
- 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.
- adj. Carried out using a planned, ordered procedure
- adj. Methodical, regular and orderly
- adj. Of, or relating to taxonomic classification
- adj. proscribed Of, relating to, or being a system
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres.
- adj. of or relating to taxonomy
- adj. characterized by order and planning
“By the term systematic affinity is meant, the general resemblance between species in structure and constitution.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Aldoma says what he describes as the systematic settlement of land has been one of the strategic policies of the government in Darfur.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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