methodical

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adjective me·thod·i·cal \mə-ˈthä-di-kəl\
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methodic

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Definition of methodical

  1. 1 :  arranged, characterized by, or performed with method or order a methodical treatment of the subject

  2. 2 :  habitually proceeding according to method :  systematic methodical in his daily routine a methodical worker

methodically

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methodicalness

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Examples of methodical in a Sentence

  1. Their methodical review of the evidence exposed some problems with the study's findings.

  2. She's a slow and methodical worker, and her drawings reflect the extra care she takes.

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First Known Use of methodical

1570


METHODICAL Defined for English Language Learners

methodical

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Definition of methodical for English Language Learners

  • : done by using a careful and organized procedure

  • : working in a very careful and organized way


METHODICAL Defined for Kids

methodical

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adjective me·thod·i·cal \mə-ˈthä-di-kəl\

Definition of methodical for Students

  1. 1 :  done or arranged in a planned way :  using a careful and orderly procedure … he began a methodical search, back and forth across the property … — Carl Hiaasen, Hoot

  2. 2 :  following a planned and orderly way of doing something especially out of habit He was a slow and methodical worker.

methodically

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