Systematic vs. Systemic - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Carried out using a planned, ordered procedure.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Methodical, regular and orderly.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Of, or relating to taxonomic classification.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Of, relating to, or being a system.

  • Systemic (adjective)

    Embedded within and spread throughout and affecting a whole system, group, body, economy, market, or society.

  • Systemic (adjective)

    Pertaining to an entire organism.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Systematic (adjective)

    done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical

    "a systematic search of the whole city"

  • Systemic (adjective)

    relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part

    "the disease is localized rather than systemic"

  • Systemic (adjective)

    denoting the part of the circulatory system concerned with the transport of oxygen to and carbon dioxide from the body in general, especially as distinct from the pulmonary part concerned with the transport of oxygen from and carbon dioxide to the lungs.

  • Systemic (adjective)

    (of an insecticide, fungicide, or similar substance) entering the plant via the roots or shoots and passing through the tissues.

Webster Dictionary

  • Systematic (adjective)

    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.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Proceeding according to system, or regular method; as, a systematic writer; systematic benevolence.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Pertaining to the system of the world; cosmical.

  • Systematic (adjective)

    Affecting successively the different parts of the system or set of nervous fibres; as, systematic degeneration.

  • Systemic (adjective)

    Of or relating to a system; common to a system; as, the systemic circulation of the blood.

  • Systemic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the general system, or the body as a whole; as, systemic death, in distinction from local death; systemic circulation, in distinction from pulmonic circulation; systemic diseases.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Systematic (adjective)

    characterized by order and planning;

    "the investigation was very systematic"

    "a systematic administrator"

  • Systematic (adjective)

    not haphazard;

    "a series of orderly actions at regular hours"

  • Systemic (adjective)

    affecting an entire system;

    "a systemic poison"

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