- A person who slowly and carefully reads all directions and then follows them exactly is someone who would be described as methodical.
- Mathematical calculations done exactly according to procedure are an example of calculations that would be described as methodical.
Origin of methodicalfrom Late Latin methodicus from Classical Greek methodikos + -al
- Arranged or proceeding in regular, systematic order: methodical instructions for assembly.
- Orderly and systematic in habits or behavior: a methodical and painstaking researcher.
(comparative more methodical, superlative most methodical)
From Ancient Greek Î¼ÎµÎ¸Î¿Î´Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (methodikos, “going to work by rule, systematic, crafty"), +"Ž -al.