1. (adjective) Relating to a classification, system, or taxonomy.
2. (adjective) Methodical, orderly, and purposeful.
Example: Abraham Harold Maslow’s (1908–1970) hierarchy of needs or a dictionary putting words in alphabetical order.
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- Also called systematical.
- The science of systematic classification is systematics.
- A (noun) systematician or (noun) systematizer or (noun) systematist (verb) systematizes research (adverb) systematically to assure (noun) systematization or (noun) systematicness.
- “Sociology is the systematic study of human society and social interaction. It is a systematic study because sociologists apply both theoretical perspectives and research methods (or orderly approaches) to examinations of social behavior” (Kendall 2006:2).
Kendall, Diane. 2006. Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials. 5th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth.