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methodical (adj) done in a careful and planned manner; (of a person) doing things in a careful and planned manner.
To be methodical is to be systematic. If you are methodical, you do things in a careful and organized manner. If you are methodical, you do not do things in a haphazard manner. You are careful in doing things and follow an order or plan in doing things if you are methodical. For example, when a methodical person builds a house, he plans everything - the money needed, the manpower needed, the period of construction, etc., clearly worked out. A thing is done methodically if it is done carefully and according to a plan. A person's research is methodical, if they carefully organize it, and if it is done in a planned manner.
- All successful persons are methodical. They do things in an organized and planned manner. They follow a clear procedure in doing anything.
- The way the arrangements for the sports meet were made was very methodical. Everything was taken care of, and the players and the spectators felt no inconvenience in any manner at all.