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

  • n. One who adheres to or formulates a system or systems.
  • n. A taxonomist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A biologist who studies systematics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who forms a system, or reduces to system.
  • n. One who adheres to a system.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who forms a system or reduces to system; especially, one who constructs or is expert in systems of classification in natural history.
  • n. One who adheres to a system: implying undue adherence to formalism.

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

  • n. an organizer who puts things in order
  • n. 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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  • A taxonomist or a person who creates or adheres to a system; an organizer.

    October 14, 2008