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.

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Also me·thod·ic .

Origin of methodical

First recorded in 1560–70; methodic (from Latin methodic(us), from Greek methodikós;see method, -ic) + -al1

synonym study for methodical

1. See orderly.

OTHER WORDS FROM methodical

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British Dictionary definitions for methodical

methodical

less commonly methodic

/ (mɪˈθɒdɪkəl) /

adjective

characterized by method or orderliness; systematic

Derived forms of methodical

methodically, adverbmethodicalness, noun
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