Adjective "Systematic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.
  1. 'Unfortunately neither their recovery nor all of their study have been very systematic.'
  2. 'We planned a systematic review to assess the evidence on the diagnostic impact of these and other signs and symptoms.'
  3. 'The first systematic review of this procedure was published in 1983.'
  4. 'In addition, the influence of parental behavior has received little systematic attention.'
  5. 'Apparently his Manual of Theology was the first systematic theology by a Baptist in America.'
  6. 'You may not achieve all of them, but a systematic plan gives you the best chance of doing so.'
  7. 'The pilot study facilitates a more systematic approach to actual data collection and analysis.'
  8. 'How can he maintain that his data warrant a systematic search for support of his ideas?'
  9. 'Of course, we do not complain about a more systematic approach to wharf and ship security.'
  10. 'Data from other turtle species suggest that systematic differences in adult survival rates between sexes are rare.'


1. having, showing, or involving a system, method, or plan: a systematic course of reading; systematic efforts.

2. given to or using a system or method; methodical: a systematic person.

3. arranged in or comprising an ordered system: systematic theology.

4. concerned with classification: systematic botany.

5. pertaining to, based on, or in accordance with a system of classification: the systematic names of plants.

More examples(as adjective)

"measures can be systematic in things."

"variations can be systematic to extents."

"tortures can be systematic in places."

"orders can be systematic to users."

"erms can be systematic in senses."

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Early 18th century: from French systématique, via late Latin from late Greek sustēmatikos, from sustēma (see system).