Systematic

Definition of Systematic

Sys`tem`at´ic
a.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.
Systematic theology
See under Theology.

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