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methodical

me·thod·i·cal

methodical

pronunciation:
m tha dih kl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done, arranged, or acting in an orderly and systematic way.
Scientific procedures need to be methodical.The researchers were methodical in carrying out the experiment.The Nazis were methodical killers.
synonyms:
orderly, organized, regulated, systematic
antonyms:
desultory, haphazard, unmethodical, unsystematic
similar words:
careful, exact, regular, routine, tidy, uniform
definition 2: marked by systematic, orderly, or unimaginative behavior.
It's a beautiful piece of music, but the performance was methodical.
synonyms:
orderly, organized, planned, regulated, systematic
similar words:
careful, exact, regular, routine, tidy, uniform
derivations: methodic (adj.), methodically (adv.), methodicalness (n.)