Meaning of SYSTEMATIC in English


sys ‧ te ‧ mat ‧ ic /ˌsɪstəˈmætɪk◂, ˌsɪstɪˈmætɪk◂/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ system , ↑ systematization ; verb : ↑ systematize ; adverb : ↑ systematically ; adjective : ↑ systematic ]

organized carefully and done thoroughly

a systematic approach/way/method

a systematic approach to solving the problem

a systematic way of organizing your work

—systematically /-kli/ adverb

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▪ careful trying to avoid mistakes and do everything correctly by paying a lot of attention to details:

Try to be more careful with your punctuation.


A careful inspection showed cracks in the foundation of the building.

▪ methodical always doing things in a careful and well-organized way:

He is very methodical in his work and likes to plan everything in advance.


This time the researchers used a more methodical approach to the problem.

▪ thorough /ˈθʌrə $ ˈθʌroʊ, ˈθʌrə/ careful to examine or deal with every part of something, so that you do not miss anything important:

There will be a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death.


Our mechanics will check everything – they’re very thorough.

▪ meticulous very careful about every small detail in order to make sure everything is done correctly:

She keeps meticulous records of the students’ progress.


He was meticulous about keeping the place clean and tidy.

▪ systematic using a fixed plan in a careful and well-organized way in order to do everything that you should:

a systematic review of the scientific evidence


We need a systematic way to evaluate employees.

▪ painstaking using a lot of time and effort to do something in a very careful and thorough way:

The book is the result of ten years of painstaking research.


They began the long and painstaking task of translating his work into English.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.