methodical

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From Ancient Greek μεθοδικός (methodikós, going to work by rule, systematic, crafty), +‎ -al.

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methodical (comparative more methodical, superlative most methodical)

  1. In an organized manner; proceeding with regard to method; systematic.
  2. Arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to facilitate practical observation.
    the methodical arrangement of arguments; a methodical treatise
    • Addison
      Methodical regularity.

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