Systematic vs Systemic
These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference?
Something described as systematic uses/follows a system or organized method
“Employees should make a systematic analysis of their failures”
“There are reports of the systematic mistreatment of prisoners in that prison”
Something described as systemic is part of, related to, or involving a whole system
“The company is experiencing systemic problems”
“The current recession is the result of systemic changes in the economy”
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