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me·thod·i·cal

 (mə-thŏd′ĭ-kəl) also me·thod·ic (-ĭk)
adj.
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.

methodical

(mɪˈθɒdɪkəl) or less commonly

methodic

adj
characterized by method or orderliness; systematic
meˈthodically adv
meˈthodicalness n

me•thod•i•cal

(məˈθɒd ɪ kəl)

also me•thod′ic,



adj.
1. performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way.
2. painstaking, esp. slow and careful; deliberate.
[1560–70; methodic (< Latin < Greek) + -al1]
me•thod′i•cal•ly, adv.
me•thod′i•cal•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.methodical - characterized by method and orderlinessmethodical - characterized by method and orderliness; "a methodical scholar"
organized - methodical and efficient in arrangement or function; "how well organized she is"; "his life was almost too organized"

methodical

methodical

adjective
Arranged or proceeding in a set, systematized pattern:
Translations
مَنْهَجينِظامي
metodický
metodisk
tervszerû
skipulegurskipulegur, kerfisbundinn
metodický
düzenliplânlısistemliyöntemsel

methodical

[mɪˈθɒdɪkəl] ADJmetódico

methodical

[məˈθɒdɪkəl] adjméthodique
to be methodical → être méthodique

methodical

adj, methodically
advmethodisch

methodical

[mɪˈθɒdɪkl] adjmetodico/a

method

(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
References in classic literature ?
Cora betrayed a disposition to support her sister, and the sacred song proceeded, after the indispensable preliminaries of the pitchpipe, and the tune had been duly attended to by the methodical David.
There was a circumstance which at first sight seemed to entangle his delirious but still methodical scheme.
She was a native and essential cook, as much as Aunt Chloe,-- cooking being an indigenous talent of the African race; but Chloe was a trained and methodical one, who moved in an orderly domestic harness, while Dinah was a self-taught genius, and, like geniuses in general, was positive, opinionated and erratic, to the last degree.
Weston had been shewing them all to him, and now he would shew them all to Emma;fortunate in having no other resemblance to a child, than in a total want of taste for what he saw, for he was slow, constant, and methodical.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
I inferred from the methodical nature of Miss Skiffins's arrangements that she made tea there every Sunday night; and I rather suspected that a classic brooch she wore, representing the profile of an undesirable female with a very straight nose and a very new moon, was a piece of portable property that had been given her by Wemmick.
The canon was astonished at the methodical nonsense (if nonsense be capable of method) that Don Quixote uttered, at the way in which he had described the adventure of the knight of the lake, at the impression that the deliberate lies of the books he read had made upon him, and lastly he marvelled at the simplicity of Sancho, who desired so eagerly to obtain the county his master had promised him.
It was impossible to tell whether the new servant would turn out as absolutely methodical as his master required; experience alone could solve the question.
When I looked again, the busy handling-machine had already put together several of the pieces of apparatus it had taken out of the cylinder into a shape having an un- mistakable likeness to its own; and down on the left a busy little digging mechanism had come into view, emitting jets of green vapour and working its way round the pit, excavating and embanking in a methodical and discriminating manner.
Now, madame," said Debray, delivering up his accounts in the methodical manner of a stockbroker, "there are still 80,000 francs, the interest of this money, in my hands.
When you had gone, and when Jupiter was fast asleep, I betook myself to a more methodical investigation of the affair.
He had to reinstate himself in all the wonted concerns of his Mansfield life: to see his steward and his bailiff; to examine and compute, and, in the intervals of business, to walk into his stables and his gardens, and nearest plantations; but active and methodical, he had not only done all this before he resumed his seat as master of the house at dinner, he had also set the carpenter to work in pulling down what had been so lately put up in the billiard-room, and given the scene-painter his dismissal long enough to justify the pleasing belief of his being then at least as far off as Northampton.