methodicalness

methodical

[muh-thod-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.
2.
painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate.
Also, methodic.


Origin:
1560–70; methodic (< Latin methodic(us) < Greek methodikós; see method, -ic) + -al1

methodically, adverb
methodicalness, noun
antimethodic, adjective
antimethodical, adjective
antimethodically, adverb
antimethodicalness, noun
nonmethodic, adjective
nonmethodical, adjective
nonmethodically, adverb
nonmethodicalness, noun
premethodical, adjective
quasi-methodical, adjective
quasi-methodically, adverb
unmethodic, adjective
unmethodical, adjective
unmethodically, adverb
unmethodicalness, noun


1. precise. See orderly.
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methodical or methodic (mɪˈθɒdɪkəl)
 
adj
characterized by method or orderliness; systematic
 
methodic or methodic
 
adj
 
me'thodically or methodic
 
adv
 
me'thodicalness or methodic
 
n

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methodical
1560s, from methodic (1540s), from M.Fr. methodique, from L.L. methodicus, from Gk. methodikos, from methodos (see method). Related: Methodically.
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