systemic

  

Definition

System-wide: affecting or relating to a group or system (such as a body, economy, or market) as a whole, instead of its individual members or parts. Not to be confused with 'systematic' which means 'methodical.'

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  • Racism is not an attitude that a few select people have without effecting society, but is a systemic problem that effects many areas of society

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  • Ebola attacks a person's body by causing a breakdown at the cellular level and leading to, in many cases, complete systemic failure.

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  • The doctor realized the patients problem was systemic and thus would effect his whole being rather than his left foot.

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