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.
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- 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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Aristotle's promotion to the pantheon, as an examination of the basis for Darwin's admiration of Linnaeus and Cuvier suggests, was most likely the result specifically of Darwin's late discovery that the man he already knew as one of the greatest ... observers that ever lived 1879 was also the ancient equivalent both of the great modern systematist and of the great modern advocate of comparative functional explanation.
Dr. Hillis, by contrast is a well-respected systematist and evolutionary biologist.
Sydenham was one of the founders of nosology, the science of classifying diseases, which came into its own at the time of the great systematist Linné (1707-78).
As a systematist of vast experience Lamarck knew how difficult it is in practice to distinguish species from varieties.
He was the first systematist to occupy himself in a philosophical manner with the problems of general biology.
Lamarck's affinity with the transcendentalists was in many ways a close one, but he differed essentially in being before all a systematist.
In the second chapter of that work, Darwin observes that small "fortuitous" variations in individual organisms, though of small interest to the systematist, are of the "highest importance" for his theory, since these minute variations often confer on the possessor of them, some advantage over his fellows in the quest for the necessaries of life.
The actual boundaries between animals and plants are artificial; they are rather due to the ingenious analysis of the systematist than actually resident in objective nature.
The German systematist, A.W. Eichler, attempted to remove this disadvantage which since the time of Jussieu had characterized the French system, and in 1883 grouped the Dicotyledons in two subclasses.
Let such an object be heard of by such a systematist as