Organism vs Systematics - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between organism and systematics

is that organism is (biology) a discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism while systematics is .

organism

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (biology) A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}
  • (by extension) Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * free-living organism * organismal * organismic

    systematics

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • (plurale tantum) The science of systematic classification, especially of organisms. Depending on context this may be the same as taxonomy or distinct. In the latter case systematics will be taken to mean the research into the relationships of organisms, while taxonomy will involve itself in the recognition and the naming of taxa.