Definition of systematic in US English:

systematic

adjective

  • Done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.

    ‘a systematic search of the whole city’
    • ‘There has been little systematic evaluation of either adult basic education or community college remedial programs.’
    • ‘We believe this is the first systematic review to investigate the measurement of quality of data in primary care.’
    • ‘Taking a more systematic approach will prevent you from having to move items around later.’
    • ‘Unless and until such a systematic method is introduced, the delay cannot be cut down.’
    • ‘The first systematic review of this procedure was published in 1983.’
    • ‘We carefully examined whether taking this subset introduced any systematic bias into our sample.’
    • ‘Data from other turtle species suggest that systematic differences in adult survival rates between sexes are rare.’
    • ‘The pilot study facilitates a more systematic approach to actual data collection and analysis.’
    • ‘In addition, the influence of parental behavior has received little systematic attention.’
    • ‘Apparently his Manual of Theology was the first systematic theology by a Baptist in America.’
    • ‘They also weren't as systematic in determining if they had a match as the adults where.’
    • ‘New World wine regions are less systematic in their barrel preparation.’
    • ‘Unfortunately neither their recovery nor all of their study have been very systematic.’
    • ‘You have to be systematic, and you have to stay with it.’
    • ‘Of course, we do not complain about a more systematic approach to wharf and ship security.’
    • ‘These are really issues of practical and systematic approaches to primary care.’
    • ‘After diagnosis, each patient was placed on similar treatment and had the same systematic evaluations performed.’
    • ‘You may not achieve all of them, but a systematic plan gives you the best chance of doing so.’
    • ‘We planned a systematic review to assess the evidence on the diagnostic impact of these and other signs and symptoms.’
    • ‘How can he maintain that his data warrant a systematic search for support of his ideas?’
    structured, methodical, organized, orderly, well ordered, planned, systematized, regular, routine, standardized, standard, formal, logical, coherent, consistent, efficient, businesslike, practical, careful, fastidious, meticulous
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

systematic

/ˌsistəˈmadik//ˌsɪstəˈmædɪk/