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systematic

Systematic describes something that is planned out and careful. In your systematic search for your mother's car keys, you start in one room, looking everywhere from bottom to top before moving to the next room.

Use the adjective systematic to describe things that are orderly and efficient. The Latin root of systematic is systema, an arrangement or system. Think about a multi-step process that you have found the fastest and best way to complete — you do it over and over. You might be systematic about packing for a long trip or the way you travel up and down the aisles at a grocery store, probably with a list in your hand.

Definitions of systematic
  1. adjective
    characterized by order and planning
    “the investigation was very systematic
    “a systematic administrator”
    Synonyms:
    organized
    methodical and efficient in arrangement or function
    regular
    in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle
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    Antonyms:
    unsystematic
    lacking systematic arrangement or method or organization
    disorganised, disorganized
    lacking order or methodical arrangement or function
    irregular
    contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
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  2. adjective
    of or relating to taxonomy
    synonyms: taxonomic, taxonomical
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