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English definition of “meticulous”

meticulous

adjective     /məˈtɪk.jʊ.ləs/ approving
C2 very careful and with great attention to every detail: Many hours of meticulous preparation have gone into writing the book.Detailed and carefulCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful meticulously     /-li/ adverb The entire project was meticulously planned.Detailed and carefulCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful meticulousness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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