methodical

[ muh-thod-i-kuhl ]
/ məˈθɒd ɪ kəl /

adjective

performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.
painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate.
Also me·thod·ic.

Origin of methodical

1560–70; methodic (< Latin methodic(us) < Greek methodikós; see method, -ic) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for methodical

methodical

less commonly methodic

/ (mɪˈθɒdɪkəl) /

adjective

characterized by method or orderliness; systematic

Derived Forms

methodically, adverbmethodicalness, noun
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