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 (mə-thŏd′ĭ-kəl) also me·thod·ic (-ĭk)
1. Arranged or proceeding in regular, systematic order: methodical instructions for assembly.
2. Orderly and systematic in habits or behavior: a methodical and painstaking researcher.

me·thod′i·cal·ly adv.
me·thod′i·cal·ness n.
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Adv.1.methodically - in a methodical mannermethodically - in a methodical manner; "she worked methodically"
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[mɪˈθɒdɪkəlɪ] ADVmetódicamente


[mɪˈθɒdɪklɪ] advmetodicamente, con metodo, con ordine


(ˈmeθəd) noun
1. the way in which one does something. I don't like his methods of training workers.
2. an orderly or fixed series of actions for doing something. Follow the method set down in the instruction book.
3. good sense and a definite plan. Her work seems to lack method.
meˈthodical (-ˈθo-) adjective
(negative unmethodical).
1. arranged or done in an orderly manner or according to a plan. a methodical search.
2. (in the habit of) acting in a planned, orderly way. a methodical person/nature.
meˈthodically adverb
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Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.
Seeing all these colonnades of bone so methodically ranged about, would you not think you were inside the great Haarlem organ, and gazing upon its thousand pipes?
Afterward he sat down in the water near the bank, and proceeded to scrub himself--soberly and methodically, scouring every inch of him with sand.
Some other remains, preserved from decomposition by the grape system, told me that the grapes were of a peculiar breed, highly medicinal in their nature, and that they were counted out and administered by the grape-doctors as methodically as if they were pills.
All this he did, methodically, and with as loud and harsh an accompaniment of noise as he could make.
It was very hard, but I turned back, though with a heavy heart, and began laboriously and methodically to plod over the same tedious ground at a snail's pace; stopping to examine minutely every speck in the way, on all sides, and making the most desperate efforts to know these elusive characters by sight wherever I met them.
Then he folded the paper methodically and put it in his pocket, as if quite done with it.
There were many trees, methodically arranged, and some of them were of enormous height; there were animals in some of the enclosures, and they announced their presence by terrified squealings and snortings as they scented our queer, wild beasts and wilder human beings.
Captain Nemo took the ingots one by one, and arranged them methodically in the chest, which he filled entirely.
He was passing methodically in his orbit around the world, regardless of the lesser stars which gravitated around him.
So, setting about it as methodically as men might smoke out a wasps' nest, the Martians spread this strange stifling vapour over the Londonward country.
This is what I said, the purport of it; but, as you may imagine, not spoken so collectedly or methodically as I have repeated it to you.