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)
Origin: Gr., cf. F. Systematique.