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Definitions for methodical
məˈθɒd ɪ kəlme·thod·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. methodicaladjective

    characterized by method and orderliness

    "a methodical scholar"


  1. methodicaladjective

    in an organized manner

  2. Etymology: From μεθοδικός,.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Methodicaladjective

    Ranged or proceeding in due or just order.

    Etymology: methodique, Fr. from method.

    The observations follow one another without that methodical regularity requisite in a prose author. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    He can take a body to pieces, and dispose of them where he pleases; to us, perhaps, not without the appearance of irretrievable confusion; but, with respect to his own knowlege, into the most regular and methodical repositories. John Rogers.

    Let me appear, great Sir, I pray,
    Methodical in what I say. Joseph Addison, Rosamon.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Methodicaladjective

    arranged with regard to method; disposed in a suitable manner, or in a manner to illustrate a subject, or to facilitate practical observation; as, the methodical arrangement of arguments; a methodical treatise

  2. Methodicaladjective

    proceeding with regard to method; systematic

  3. Methodicaladjective

    of or pertaining to the ancient school of physicians called methodists

  4. Etymology: [L. methodicus, Gr. : cf. F. mthodique.]

Editors Contribution

  1. methodical

    To use methodology and be systematic.

    They always have a methodical way of creating and solving for the optimum health of all, stability, shared prosperity of all.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 12, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of methodical in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of methodical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of methodical in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Amore:

    The investigation is very active and very methodical, we need those works.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    What we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path that we are on, and this will be included in that -- but not any one issue is going to trigger, oh now we'll go do this.

  3. Bob Balaram:

    We will go through a number of days of commissioning– approximately a week – where we test our sensors, we test our solo mechanism, we test the motors to make sure they spin right. And, we will be very methodical and event-driven as this engineering experiment unfolds, and then, we will be at a point where we will undertake our first flight and then we will progressively undertake more flights once we understand and analyze all the behavior from that first flight.

  4. Terry Sandven:

    We still think September is the best time for a rate hike, but the pace is going to be slow and methodical.

  5. Patrick Mirocha:

    If Kamala HarrisHarris were on the debate stage( with Donald Trump), I think Kamala HarrisHarris'd wax the floor with Donald Trump. Kamala HarrisHarris would just dominate Donald Trump, i watched the Barr confirmation, the( Brett) Kavanaugh confirmation. You can tell Kamala HarrisHarris's a prosecutor. Kamala HarrisHarris's methodical. If you sit back and just kind of listen, really listen, you can tell Kamala HarrisHarris's two steps ahead of them in her questioning.

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