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Definition of "systematic" []

  • Of, characterized by, based on, or constituting a system. (adjective)
  • Carried on using step-by-step procedures. (adjective)
  • Purposefully regular; methodical. See Synonyms at orderly. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to classification or taxonomy. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "systematic" in a sentence
  • "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.""