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"systemic" in British English

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systemicadjective

uk   /sɪˈstem.ɪk/  us   /sɪˈstem.ɪk/
specialized biology A systemic ​drug, ​disease, or ​poisonreaches and has an ​effect on the ​whole of a ​body or a ​plant and not just one ​part of it.
formal A systemic ​problem or ​change is a ​basic one, ​experienced by the ​whole of an ​organization or a ​country and not just ​particularparts of it: The ​currentrecession is the ​result of a systemic ​change within the ​structure of the country's ​economy.
(Definition of systemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"systemic" in American English

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systemicadjective

 us   /sɪˈstem·ɪk/
relating to or ​involving a ​wholesystem: The ​problems are systemic and will only ​worsen.
(Definition of systemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"systemic" in Business English

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systemicadjective

uk   us   /sɪˈstemɪk/
relating to or affecting the whole of a ​system, ​organization, etc. rather than just some ​parts of it: These problems, far from being ​transitory, are systemic. The ​evidence suggests systemic ​failures on the ​part of the company's ​managers. We need a systemic ​change.
(Definition of systemic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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