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 (sĭs′tə-mə-tĭz′əm, sĭ-stĕm′ə-)
1. The practice of classifying or systematizing.
2. Adherence to a system or systems.
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1. the practice of classifying or systematizing
2. adherence to a system
3. a systematic classification; systematized arrangement
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(ˈsɪs tə məˌtɪz əm, sɪˈstɛm ə-)

1. the practice of systematizing.
2. adherence to system or method.
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the practice or act of systematizing.
See also: Classification
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Noun1.systematism - the habitual practice of systematization and classification
practice, pattern - a customary way of operation or behavior; "it is their practice to give annual raises"; "they changed their dietary pattern"
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-- One of the characteristics of sustainable development is systematism. The changes of one unit can lead to the changes of other units.
Even as influential experts on qualitative research methods such as Yin are updating their texts in ways that emphasise the iterative nature of qualitative research (see Yin 2009), in many top IB journals there remains a lingering focus on linearity and predictability as judgment criteria, driven by pressures to demonstrate rigour and systematism, principles derived from the long-established quantitative research tradition.
(6) Gray asserts that for Ginsberg, as for many of the Beats, travel symbolized a critique of the perceived limitations of American culture, specifically "the patria's demands of work and responsibility," "the ugly systematism of America, its jobs, mortgages, installment plans, and instruction manuals," as well as America's "soulless secularism, its shortage of ecstasy, religious or spiritual" (148-49).