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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Characterized by, based on, or constituting a system.
  • adjective Working or done in a step-by-step manner; methodical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective 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
  • adjective Proceeding according to system, or regular method
  • adjective Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
  • adjective (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres.
  • adjective See under Theology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective of or relating to taxonomy
  • adjective characterized by order and planning

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