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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Whewell. 
 
  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. 
  --Boyle. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  Affecting  successively  the  different  parts  of  the 
  system  or  set  of  nervous  fibres;  as  systematic 
  degeneration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  systematic 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  order  and  planning;  "the  investigation  was 
  very  systematic";  "a  systematic  administrator"  [ant:  {unsystematic}] 
  2:  not  haphazard;  "a  series  of  orderly  actions  at  regular 
  hours"  [syn:  {orderly}] 




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