Definition of systematics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌsistəˈmadiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of biology that deals with classification and nomenclature; taxonomy.
Example sentences
  • There he got his first taste of applying the tools of molecular biology to systematics and phylogenetic research.
  • The two main methods for developing phylogenies in palaeontology are evolutionary systematics and phylogenetic systematics or cladism.
  • The question remains, however, whether expertise in taxonomy and biological systematics will be available for the long term.

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Syllabification: sys·tem·at·ics

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