systematic
adjective Etymology: Late Latin systematicus, from Greek systēmatikos, from systēmat-, systēma Date: circa 1680 1. relating to or consisting of a system 2. presented or formulated as a coherent body of ideas or principles <
systematic thought
>
3. a. methodical in procedure or plan <
a systematic approach
>
<
a systematic scholar
>
b. marked by thoroughness and regularity <
systematic efforts
>
4. of, relating to, or concerned with classification; specifically taxonomic • systematically adverbsystematicness noun

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  • systematic — /sɪstəˈmætɪk / (say sistuh matik) adjective 1. having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan: a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts. 2. characterised by system or method; methodical: a systematic person; systematic habits.… …   Australian English dictionary

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