sys·tem·at·ic /ˌsɪstəˈmætɪk/ 形容詞
Sys·tem·at·ic Sys·tem·at·ic·al a. [Gr. ░: cf. F. systématique.]
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.
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]