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English definition of “methodical”

methodical

adjective uk   /məˈθɒd.ɪ.kəl/ us    /-ˈθɑː.dɪ-/
describes people who do things in a very ordered, careful way: Tom is a very methodical person and writes lists for everything.Cautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
methodically
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
(Definition of methodical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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