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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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Noun1.methodicalness - the quality of appreciating method and systemmethodicalness - the quality of appreciating method and system
regularity - the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate; "he was famous for the regularity of his habits"
organisation, organization, system - an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized; "his compulsive organization was not an endearing quality"; "we can't do it unless we establish some system around here"
References in classic literature ?
Her methodicalness made her suicide more deliberate.
Van Helsing, with his usual methodicalness, began taking the various contents from his bag and placing them ready for use.