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. [1913 Webster]

Now we deal much in essays, and unreasonably despise systematical learning; whereas our fathers had a just value for regularity and systems. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

A representation of phenomena, in order to answer the purposes of science, must be systematic. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]

2. Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a systematic writer; systematic benevolence. [1913 Webster]

3. Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical. [1913 Webster]

These ends may be called cosmical, or systematical. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

4. (Med.) Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic degeneration. [1913 Webster]

{Systematic theology}. See under {Theology}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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