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Definition of methodical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    methodical

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈθɒdɪkl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɑːdɪkl//
     
     
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  1. 1done in a careful and logical way a methodical approach/study
  2. 2(of a person) doing things in a careful and logical way synonym disciplined, precise to have a methodical mind She is very slow but methodical in her work.
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek methodikos (from methodos ‘pursuit of knowledge’, from meta- (expressing development) + hodos ‘way’) + -al.Extra examples Police carried out a methodical search of the premises. She had an intelligent, methodical mind. You need to develop a methodical approach to your studies.
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