2. [syn: taxonomic, taxonomical, systematic]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Systematic \Sys`tem*at"ic\, Systematical \Sys`tem*at"ic*al\, a.
[Gr. ?: cf. F. syst['e]matique.]
1. 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; as, a systematic arrangement of plants or
animals; a systematic course of study.
Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise
systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a
just value for regularity and systems. --I. Watts.
A representation of phenomena, in order to answer
the purposes of science, must be systematic.
2. Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a
systematic writer; systematic benevolence.
3. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.
These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical.
4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the
system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic
Systematic theology. See under Theology.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by order and planning; "the investigation
was very systematic"; "a systematic administrator" [ant:
2: of or relating to taxonomy; "taxonomic relations"; "a
taxonomic designation" [syn: taxonomic, taxonomical,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "systematic":
accordant, alike, analytical, arranged, automatic, balanced,
businesslike, consistent, consonant, constant, continuous,
correspondent, equable, equal, even, flat, formal, habitual,
harmonious, homogeneous, immutable, in hand, invariable, level,
logical, measured, mechanical, methodic, methodical, monolithic,
normal, of a piece, ordered, orderly, organized, persistent,
planned, regular, regular as clockwork, robotlike, routine, smooth,
stable, standard, standardized, steadfast, steady, symmetrical,
systematized, unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging,
undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, uniform, unruffled,
unvaried, unvarying, usual, well-ordered, well-regulated