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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
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[mɪˈθɒdɪklɪ] advmetodicamente, con metodo, con ordine
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(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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He went nowhere, save to the pawnbroker, took no exercise, and ate methodically when he was hungry and had something to cook, and just as methodically went without when he had nothing to cook.
Treating the various incidents methodically, he began with the Report which had arrived, in due course of mail, from our agent in America.
For that, only very simple and easy steps were necessary: not to allow the troops to loot, to prepare winter clothing- of which there was sufficient in Moscow for the whole army- and methodically to collect the provisions, of which
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?
If he be seeking his own star as he methodically turns and turns upon the leads, it should be but a pale one to be so rustily represented below.
"Off the Farallones, heading about sou-west," he answered, slowly and methodically, as though groping for his best English, and rigidly observing the order of my queries.
He was passing methodically in his orbit around the world, regardless of the lesser stars which gravitated around him.
He then very methodically examined it all over with his double lens.
&c., by this very same process, only carried on more methodically, did greatly modify, even during their own lifetimes, the forms and qualities of their cattle.
Methodically she scraped and cleaned the pot, put things in order, and peeled and sliced the potatoes for next day's frying.
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.
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.